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.

Volodymyr Krupach Community Champion Mar 06, 2017

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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