JIRA /rest/api/2/user call problem

Hi,

I have a question concerning return value of API call mentioned above. Documentation example https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/latest/#d2e4021 :

{
    "self": "http://www.example.com/jira/rest/api/2/user?username=fred",
    "name": "fred",
    "emailAddress": "fred@example.com",
    "avatarUrls": {
        "24x24": "http://www.example.com/jira/secure/useravatar?size=small&ownerId=fred",
        "16x16": "http://www.example.com/jira/secure/useravatar?size=xsmall&ownerId=fred",
        "32x32": "http://www.example.com/jira/secure/useravatar?size=medium&ownerId=fred",
        "48x48": "http://www.example.com/jira/secure/useravatar?size=large&ownerId=fred"
    },
    "displayName": "Fred F. User",
    "active": true,
    "timeZone": "Australia/Sydney",
    "groups": {
        "size": 3,
        "items": []
    }
}

Am trying to find to which groups the user belongs to. However there doesnt seem to be any groups visible in "groups" section ("items" list is empty) in spite of the fact that "size" is actually 3. Is this a bug or did I just misunderstood something ?

I could also perform following call https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/latest/#d2e2010 but it needs admin permission which doesnt seem safe in our environment since the task will be automatic.

Thanks in advanced Marek


1 answer

1 accepted

Hey Marek,

to get the the groups you have to add an extra parameter like in following example call

/rest/api/2/user?username=yourUsername&expand=groups

Cheers Julian

Hey Julian,

thank you, helped me a lot.

Marek

then fell free to accept my answer ;-)

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

2,799 views 11 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot