Create Group with Jira REST API


In the current documentation for Create Group in the JIRA Rest API:

I can't seem to find what to put in the payload or parameters for the POST command to /rest/api/2/group
I was wondering if I could get some help. 




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Try this in your post method:

{"name": "GroupName"}

I test with REST API Browser and it work fine. I normally use the groovy script to do stuff with the API.


Here is my example:

import static*
import groovy.sql.Sql
import static*

// JIRA Authorized user (Local)
JiraUsrName = ""        // JIRA Admin username
JiraPsw = ""            // JIRA Admin password

// JIRA API servers
def JIRAServer = "yourserver/jira"  // TheMan/jira (Do not put http)

println "" + System.getProperty("line.separator")
println "==============================="
println "Starting on: ${JIRAServer} Server"
println "==============================="

// Global Parameters
def httpAdd                      // Obj for the HTTPBuilder
def TestAddGroup = []            // Test Add Group
def Count = 0                    // Counter for loop

// Example data

// JIRA Rest API
httpAdd = new HTTPBuilder("http://${JIRAServer}/rest/api/2/group")
httpAdd.headers['Authorization'] = 'Basic ' + "${JiraUsrName}:${JiraPsw}".getBytes('iso-8859-1').encodeBase64()

// If found any groups
if ( TestAddGroup.size() ){

    // Add JIRA user to the tempo-approval group through the Rest API
    println ""
    println "=== :Groups are Being Added: ==="
    while( Count < TestAddGroup.size() ){
        httpAdd.request(POST, JSON){
            // Parse JSON data
            body = [
                name: "'" + TestAddGroup[Count] + "'"
            response.success = { resp ->
                println "Success! ${resp.status} : Added ${TestAddGroup[Count]}"
            response.failure = { resp ->
                if (resp.status == 400) {
                    println "Request failed with status ${resp.status} : User requested an empty group name or group already exists"
                } else if (resp.status == 401) {
                    println "Request failed with status ${resp.status} : The current jira user is not authenticated"
                } else if (resp.status == 403) {
                    println "Request failed with status ${resp.status} : The current user does not have administrator permissions"
                } else if (resp.status == 500) {
                    println "Request failed with status ${resp.status} : Operation is not permitted or error occurs while creating the group"
                } else {
                    println "Error : Error code is not match or jira may down"
                Count = TestAddGroup.size() + 1
} else { // No user found to add

    println "=== :No group to add: ==="



Thanks so much! :)

Do you have a groovy script to bulk create groups on JIRA?

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