Is it possible to change a user ID in JIRA?

Is it possible to change the value of a user ID in JIRA without resorting to database manipulation?

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Daryl Chuah Atlassian Team Jan 23, 2013

Hi Peter

Unforutantely, currently JIRA does not have the ability to change usernames. If you are interested in this feature you may wish to vote and watch JRA-1549 - Ability to rename a user - OPEN .


Did you mean username? I did not get the term user_id


Yes, username.

You can use the Script Runner plugin ( ) to change usernames.

To my knowledge, scriptrunner plugin won't update the username values in the single/multi user picker customfield. You have to update the database for these customfield with desired username and then you can go ahead with renaming the user.

NOTE: Update the database for the customfield values before renaming the user using the above plugin. Remember to take a backup and shut down the JIRA instance while updating the table. Once verified at the database level, restart jira and reindex it and check if the changes are reflected.

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Joe Pitt Community Champion Jan 27, 2013

You can export the entire database to XML, do a find/replace all and then import it. Make sure you have a backup.

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