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How to get a list of groups that a user belongs to using jira rest api?

Hello, I am using jira server and I want to get a list of the groups that a user belongs to based on the username or user email. According to this documentation:

 I should get such a list of groups when I call the Get User endpoint. However unlike the documentation, I have an empty "items" field in the response body. Is there a way to solve this or any way to get this list of groups? Thank you.


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Hi @Andrei Iorga ,

I am not sure, but can it be the case that it requires the requestor of the REST call to have admin rights? That is, if you are not admin, jira does not allow to view groups of another user.

Hi @Bloompeak Support  thank you for your answer. I have tried the REST with a requestor with admin rights and the response is the same.

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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Nov 28, 2020

Hi Andrei,

not the first time this was mentioned but too early to give up.

It was said that this works instead:


Could you please try?


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