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How to Bulk Change Permission Schemes?


I am looking at migrating around 75 Projects from an existing Permission scheme into a new Permission scheme. Is there any way to change them in a bulk operation rather than going into each existing project & changing the permission scheme it is associated with?

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Moses Thomas Community Leader May 29, 2018

@Zachary SinghWe have suggestion such as  this  register to  Atlassian so  for now you  can't do  it   base on the API.

 but you  can try to  use this plugin i believe is possible


I don't  have the exact  query  using this  plugin yet.



@Zachary Singh Did you resolve the issue? If yes, please help me out how to do it, I was in the same boat. 

@niranjan I wasn't able to do so with the plugin provide, so I ended up manually doing so. 

@Zachary Singh @niranjan  anyone please help here if it can be done using REST call ?

@Zachary Singh@niranjan@Narendra Kumar I am trying to accomplish the same for 100+ projects. Did anyone find an easy solution yet? I read about REST or had the idea of Scriptrunner, but I am not sure that this can be achieved easily.

Hi @Bernhard Kirschner  @niranjan  @Zachary Singh I've written script that will help you to change the permission scheme for multiple projects in bulk. 

Please find this as - 

java.util.ArrayList allProjectKeys = ['A','B','C','D']
for( projKey in allProjectKeys){
def result2 = put('/rest/api/2/project/'+ projKey +'/permissionscheme')
.header('Content-Type', 'application/json')
id: 111111        // ID for new permission scheme



Run the above script in script-runner . Thanks!

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Hi @Narendra Kumar 

Can you provide me the script that should be working in Scriptrunner?

The above one is not complete I believe?


Hi @Wim Abts  the above script should run. You've to define the ArrayList for your project and just apply the loop and Put call.

First try to run for 4-5 projects to change the permission scheme. Let us know what error you're getting. Thanks!

Hi @Narendra Kumar 


This is the  error I get when running the script in the Scriptrunner console:


2020-11-12 09:07:50,757 ERROR [common.UserScriptEndpoint]: ************************************************************************************* 2020-11-12 09:07:50,757 ERROR [common.UserScriptEndpoint]: Script console script failed: groovy.lang.MissingMethodException: No signature of method: org.codehaus.groovy.jsr223.GroovyScriptEngineImpl.put() is applicable for argument types: (String) values: [/rest/api/2/project/HELP/permissionscheme] Possible solutions: put(java.lang.String, java.lang.Object), get(java.lang.String), putAt(java.lang.String, java.lang.Object), wait(), dump(), any() at

Here is the working code, folks!! It perfectly works.

*Just copy and paste* in your Script Runner's Script Console. Replace the below Project keys with your list (you can put up to *50 Project keys in one go*.. it processed first 50 keys, when I added 75 keys) and replace the Target Permission Scheme name.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.project.Project

def list = ["Proj Key 1", "Proj Key 2", "Proj Key 3", "Proj Key 4"]

for(item in list){
def project = ComponentAccessor.getProjectManager().getProjectByCurrentKey(item)

log.warn("Project is:"+project)

String permissionScheme = "Target Permission Scheme"

ComponentAccessor.getPermissionSchemeManager().addSchemeToProject(project, ComponentAccessor.getPermissionSchemeManager().getSchemeObject(permissionScheme))

This really works with latest script runner plugin as well. Is there a way we can pass .txt file in the def list. ?

@Narendra Kumar 


Just wanted to say a big thank you for your script. I just moved 400+ projects to a different permission scheme in about 30mins. This would have taken me hours if I had to do it manually one by one. 


Thank you!!

Hi @Hoc

It will be great if you share complete script for this.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi @Amar Ghag 


The script was already provided by Narendra Kumar above.



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Hi @Hoc 


I have tried that script but its throws me an error "Cannot find matching method".

Using below script in console: 

import java.util.ArrayList
import groovy.lang.Closure
import java.lang.String

ArrayList<String> allProjectKeys = new ArrayList<String>();
for( projKey in allProjectKeys)

def result2 = put('/rest/api/2/project/'+ projKey +'/permissionscheme')
.header('Content-Type', 'application/json')

Error :





All I did was copy the original script. The only thing I did was add in the project keys and the project id that were unique to my case. 


Is that what u did?

Hi Hoc,


Yes , earlier I used same code with my project keys and permission scheme ID , same error I got.

After that i have added arrays separately , still same error.


Hey @Amar Ghag 


Apologies I didnt see your response. 


I believe you're right. I had to reinstall the app to run the script and it no longer works for me. Although I got a different error message than yourself.

In the past I just replaced the project key and permission scheme id with my one


Perhaps @Narendra Kumar can help you?


Hi @Hoc  can you ignore it and run the script? Sometimes, static time error won't stop you to do your work .

If this don't work, just change the Arraylist declaration in Groovy. 

Let me know how it works for you. Thanks!


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