JAVA API to sync external directories


I've noticed a few people who want a REST method to trigger an external user directory sync.  The primary use case, and the one for my company, is we sometime know when a change has been made that we want JIRA or Confluence to pickup and don't want to set a very quick auto-sync interval and don't want to wait for a really long one.

I wrote a rest service for Confluence that performed the task, and I'm trying to port it to JIRA.   Here's the java portion I use for Confluence.


import java.util.Map;
import java.util.List;

import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.Directory;

public class ADRestService
   private final DirectoryManager directoryManager;

   public ADRestService( DirectoryManager directoryManager)
       this.directoryManager      = directoryManager;

   public Response syncAllDirectories( ){
      String response = "<p>Syncing</p>";

      List directories = directoryManager.findAllDirectories();
      for( Directory directory : directoryManager.findAllDirectories() ){
            if( directoryManager.isSynchronisable( directory.getId() ) 
            && !directoryManager.isSynchronising( directory.getId() )){
               directoryManager.synchroniseCache( directory.getId(), SynchronisationMode.INCREMENTAL );
         } catch( Exception e ){
            // com.atlassian.crowd.exception.DirectoryInstantiationException
            // com.atlassian.crowd.exception.OperationFailedException

      return Response.ok( new RestResponse( response ) ).build();

In porting this to JIRA, I've discovered that I need to enable the jira-core artifact in the pom.xml otherwise it can't find the DirectoryManager.  The comment in the pom created by Atlassian indicates that I should be doing this using methods in the jira-api.  Does anybody know what those may be?

        <!-- Add dependency on jira-core if you want access to JIRA implementation classes as well as the sanctioned API. -->
        <!-- This is not normally recommended, but may be required eg when migrating a plugin originally developed against JIRA 4.x -->


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