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How to add group to all projects


Hi! Can anybody help me pls? How can i add a group to the role in all projects via REST API? Since there are a lot of projects and it is very difficult to do this by hands.

I have a jira version 6.3.8



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Ok, i found one way.
Take the ID of all projects and rewrite them in a text file
Next, create a script with the following code:

for (( i = 1; i < 8; i++ ))
key=$(sed -n $i"p" $1)
echo $key
curl -x http://YourProxyServer:3128/ -i -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -X POST -d '{"group": ["YourGroup"]}' -u user:password https://jira_url/rest/api/latest/project/${key}/role/{roleid}

Hi @kyco4ektopta

If you don't want to do this via REST API there's a way to do it using the ScriptRunner "Script Console";

//// Script to add group to project role in ALL Jira projects
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.projectroles.ProjectRoleService
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.util.SimpleErrorCollection

def groupManager = ComponentAccessor.getGroupManager()
def projectManager = ComponentAccessor.getProjectManager()
def projectRoleService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(ProjectRoleService)
def projectRoleManager = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(ProjectRoleManager)
def errorCollection = new SimpleErrorCollection()

// Fetch project role object by name
def projectRole = projectRoleManager.getProjectRole("Administrators")

// Fetch group (case insensitive) and add to list (addActorsToProjectRole requires a list)
def group = groupManager.getGroup("testgroup").name
def list = new ArrayList<String>()

// Fetch ALL Jira projects and loop add group to project role on each project
def projects = projectManager.getProjects()
for(item in projects) {
// Print errors in log


Then you don't have to do those manual steps in excel.

Obviously, this requires you to have ScriptRunner installed. Just run the code in the SR "Script Console" but make sure to test it in a test environment first!

Best regards,

Markus Fredén

This worked perfectly for me. Thank you Markus!

Like Markus Fredén likes this

Hi @Markus Fredén,


with above script if i would like to do only for few projects based on list?


@Markus Fredén - 


def projects = projectManager.getProjects()


The above code is giving me all projects in jira.

If we have only 10 projects to be updated, how can we define the list? I have the names of all 10 projects.



Hi @Markus Fredén  Could you please explain this script, I am not sure which place I need to update my details. Thanks in advance!

Worked like a breeze and exactly what I was looking for.

Like Vasanthakumar Velusamy likes this

Hi @Ralph Kringhs ,


I am having the same requirement, could you please tell which code you have used and how.


Here is my requirement, I am having list of projects and its groups. I have to add those groups into projects. Thanks in advance.

I used @Markus Fredén 's ScriptRunner bit of code as shown in this thread

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josh Rising Star Sep 21, 2017

When I need to do this, I open in excel the list of project keys (copy and paste from admin page), then build a lot of curl commands that put a group in a role for a single project.

Repeat this command for every project:

curl -i -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -X POST -d '{"group": ["GroupName"]}' -u username:password https://<jiraurl>/rest/api/latest/project/<projectKey>/role/<roleId>

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