Bulk Create Users

What is the best way to bulk load users into JIRA? I read about CLi, do I need the extension or can I execute if I shell into JIRA server?



OR can the 'Users' field be used by following this process:


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The CLI is a tool by Bob swift that you'll need to download to use it - you just won't need to install it into JIRA as this is not a plugin (see the CLI docs).

It is also possible to use a CSV file as you mentioned, you just need to create issues with it and associate a different (new) user to each issue. For example:

IssueType, Summary, assignee
bug, "First issue", matheus
bug, "Second issue", peter
bug, "Third issue", user3
new feature, "Fourth issue", admin

I hope this helps! :)

Thank you - this helped and the CLI tool was very easy to configure / use.

I'm glad to hear that! :)

Hi Patrick, 

        Will your plugin allow us to declare the "User Directory"  for the new user ?




Hi Andrian,

I am afraid not. It uses a CSV file to create the users.


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