Is it possible to disable Excel export?

We noticed that if a user concurrently takes Excel exports of query results, it causes a huge performance impact. It is normal human behaviour that if a web page does not respond for a certain period, they click whatever the link again & again until it responds. Having the same Excel export request makes causes JIRA freeze after some time.

This seems to be a very easy denial of service attack.

* Is it possible to disable Excel exports globally?

* Is it possible to restrict Excel exports for a particular role?

* Is it possible to limit the number of Excel export requests accepted from server per minute?

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1. Yes, disable the plugin that provides it

2. No, it's global

3. Not in Jira, but I understand that you can throttle it if you've got a web-server in front of Jira (I'm not an expert here, but there's an engineer nearby who does something like that on another system here, using Apache)

+4, you can also limit the number of issues they can export, which will cap the load from a single run, although that affects RSS and so-on as well.

Can you tell me which plugin to disable in order to get rid of the Excel export function?

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