Quickly add all permissions for user/group via REST?

Hi all,

I have a JIRA Server instance that I use for testing, and after I (on occasion) restart this instance and reset our database, I need to re-add project-level permissions for our testing users that don't exist in our live instance. I want to do this via a reset script, which is why I need to use REST. I know I can do this by adding each permission individually into the REST post message, but is there a simpler/faster way to update multiple group permissions for a specific scheme? Thanks in advance.

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Hi I think it looks like you can grant all you want per scheme.


What is your challenge here?

The challenge is that using that endpoint, I have to make a REST call 32 times to grant all permissions to a new user/group. That is really slow and makes for a lot of messy code. I was hoping there was a way to bulk update the permissions - send one REST message, update all the permissions at once. I know this is unlikely, but I thought I would ask.

If you create it for one project and use the same scheme for all? That is maybe not applicable for your testing.

Niclas Sandström [Riada] is right and you can update all permissions for a permission scheme at once. Please check the update method:

    "name": "Example permission scheme",
    "description": "description",
    "permissions": [
            "holder": {
                "type": "group",
                "parameter": "jira-developers"
            "permission": "ADMINISTER_PROJECTS"
            "holder": {
                "type": "group",
                "parameter": "jira-developers"
            "permission": "MANAGE_SPRINTS_PERMISSION"

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