Bulk Update Permissions??

For the love of all that is sane, logical & time-saving, why is there no bulk-update functionality for Users/Groups in JIRA Cloud??

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Ignacio Pulgar Community Champion Feb 05, 2017

Bulk Change is a global permission you will find here:


You can also navigate to that page by clicking on the cog icon > System > Global permissions.

Thank you for your response Ignacio, but I must clarify my question, as that only addresses bulk updating issues, not users within groups. I cannot find a way to bulk update users to- or from- groups in Atlassian Cloud. A simple checkbox would be sufficient. Yet they don't even provide a checkbox for modifying users in a group. Groups usually have hundreds of users...thousands. For what reason was it determined for Jira/Confluence Cloud that checkboxes with a "Select All" option was not an important design feature?

Omitting basic checkboxes for selecting/moving Users to and from Groups is simply offensive in a product as well-known and profitable like Jira/Confluence Cloud. 

Ignacio Pulgar Community Champion Feb 05, 2017

There's no such a functionality in cloud's User Management, and I agree that it can be improved, as you've suggested.

I appreciate the update, thank you for responding.

One response I've had to this problem is "you should be using roles"

That's a Microsoft answer to my mind - technically correct, as you should use roles instead of groups where ever possible, but also useless as role management is just as bulk-change unfriendly.

Ignacio Pulgar Community Champion Feb 06, 2017

JFM, you may raise a new feature request here:


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