How to bulk rename username

I would like to use JIRA API to bulk rename usernames. I am currently using JIRA 6.3.14 and I am also having the Groovy Plugin installed. I am not able to find any API to help me achieve this. Can someone point me to the right direction. As we are maintaining a big user directory the use of Jira UI for manual update of the username is not an option

Thanks

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I found a solution!

Using groovy

ImmutableUser.Builder builder = ImmutableUser.newUser(ApplicationUsers.toDirectoryUser(user));
builder.name(newName);
userManager.updateUser(new DelegatingApplicationUser(user.getKey(), builder.toUser()));

Hi,

This may be a dumb question, but how do you use that groovy script?

Thanks,

Mel

import com.atlassian.jira.user.DelegatingApplicationUser
import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.impl.ImmutableUser
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUsers
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser
import com.atlassian.jira.user.util.UserUtil
import com.atlassian.jira.user.util.UserManager;
import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.User;
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
UserManager userManager = ComponentAccessor.getUserManager();
ApplicationUser appUser = userManager.getUserByKey("<old_username>");
ImmutableUser.Builder builder = ImmutableUser.newUser(ApplicationUsers.toDirectoryUser(appUser));
builder.name("<new_username>");
userManager.updateUser(new DelegatingApplicationUser(appUser.getKey(), builder.toUser()));

Wouldnt it be great if you could export all users, then import them again having made global changes.

JIRA ADMINS - This has been wanted/needed for many years.

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