JIRA /rest/api/2/user call problem


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

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Hey Marek,

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


Cheers Julian

Hey Julian,

thank you, helped me a lot.


then fell free to accept my answer ;-)

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