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What is the best way to get the supervisor of the reporter?

I am new to Jira Service desk and we are looking at transitioning to Jira Service desk.  We have some approvals for Service request that will need to go to the requestors supervisor/manager.  how do I get that information.  I know if it stored in Active Directory but I don't know how to access it in Jira Service Desk.  We are currently Data Center but looking at cloud.





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Hi Dan,

There are post workflow functions where you can read the user's properties and place them into a field.  Look at Jira Misc Workflow Extensions OR Jira Workflow Toolbox.

That's how we manage.


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Payne Community Leader Jun 26, 2019

We use and really like Active Directory Attributes Sync We are doing exactly what you mention - accessing that attribute for purposes of approvals.

Hi @Dan Wolff 

You can automate routing of approvals to managers from Azure AD using the Multiplier plugin if you're using Jira cloud:

This uses post functions to pull in the manager from AD and insert that into the Approvers field in Jira. See this for more details:

Here's a quick 90 second demo:


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