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How to Assign Issues using Java

  • I have set up a JIRA server on a local machine and have created A software project and have uploaded issues using excel.
  • The motive is to modify few fields using Java like: STATUS, getIssueID based on issue title and upload docs and also to modify assignee and Labels.
  • Struck at modifying assignee and Labels.
  • Please find the gist of pom.xml

2 answers

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Rambabu Patina Community Leader Oct 10, 2018

Hi @Pavan Kumar Bachu, Please have a look at the similar question at

Hope this helps you. Thanks. 

@Rambabu Patina  I  have tried that solution but it's throwing null pointer when setting assignee?

IssueManager mockIssueManager = mock(IssueManager.class);
final MockComponentWorker componentAccessorWorker = new MockComponentWorker();
MutableIssue io = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager().getIssueObject(issueID);
io.setAssignee(" ");




Rambabu Patina Community Leader Oct 10, 2018

@Pavan Kumar Bachu Here what's the user id you are providing in the method

setAssignee(<Provide valid user id>) 

I am passing a regular string, is there a better way to get the user id?

Rambabu Patina Community Leader Oct 11, 2018

Try this way:

setAssignee(ApplicationUser assignee) // For this method you have to pass the type ApplicationUser

setAssigneeId(String assigneeId) // For this method you can provide user id.

How do we get the Application User instance ?

Rambabu Patina Community Leader Oct 11, 2018

@Pavan Kumar Bachu

You already have the ComponentAccessor reference, so

If you want to get the current logged in user try

ApplicationUser currentUser  = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser();

To get other users try:

ApplicationUser currentUser  = ComponentAccessor.getUserManager().getUserByKey(String userKey);


ApplicationUser currentUser  = ComponentAccessor.getUserManager().getUserByName(String userName);

Hope this helps you.

Tried Code 
IssueManager issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager();
MutableIssue io = issueManager.getIssueObject(issueID);


Got exception 

This is not expected to occur on a production system.
Developers that encounter this message within a unit test
should use n MockitoMocksInContainer rule to initialize mockito and ComponentAccessor.
For more detailed explanation read the documentation
for MockComponentWorker in the jira-tests artifact for more information
about what causes this error and how to address it.

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