Does JIRA API support user impersonation?

At the moment we use own tool that automatically saves working time of staff to Redmine, using User Impersonation

Does JIRA API allow to save spent time on behalf of other users?

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Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Nov 11, 2016

The REST API does not directly support impersonation of users, but there is a plugin for that:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.jirasudo.jira-sudo/server/overview

Please note that this would only work for JIRA Server.

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Which API?

For REST, then see Stephen's answer.

The Java API supports it, in the sense that you can write add-ons to do it.

How about when using scriptrunner and groovy within a custom rest endpoint?

 

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def jiraAuthenticationContext = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext()
def originalUser = jiraAuthenticationContext.getLoggedInUser()

def userManager = ComponentAccessor.getUserManager()
def adminUser = userManager.getUserByName("deployer")
assert adminUser // make sure an admin user called "deployer" exists in all instances

try {
    jiraAuthenticationContext.setLoggedInUser(adminUser)

    // make REST requests here
}
finally {
    jiraAuthenticationContext.setLoggedInUser(originalUser)
}

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