Jira REST API adding user to groupname with spaces

I'm needing to convert one of our old soap scripts to rest, for adding new users to specific groups.

This is basically a bash script that uses curl to post to the endpoint.

The problem is that many of our groups have space in the names (eg "MyCompany Retail") and somewhere this is being ignored.

I've tried replacing the spaces in the string with either a + or %20, but these seem to be ignored, claiming the user is already part of "MyCompany".

Is such a thing possible?..




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Mikael Sandberg Community Champion Oct 02, 2017

Try using "%26", that is what I was using in my ruby script when I needed to rename groups in JIRA.

if group.include? "&"
group = group.sub!("&", "%26")

As you can see below (sorry that it's a bit untidy, I copied something we were using for another function) I ended up using %20 as it was replacing spaces.
I thought it wasn't working as the 'previously existing' return code check returns a 1 instead of a 0, but (if you ignore the last if statement shown below) it does actually work as I can see the group membership changing in the admin interface.


# create json formated output to send it
cat <<EOF
"name": "$USER_NAME"

# send user create request to JIRA
create_result=$(curl -H \
-D- \
-sS \
-H "Accept: application/json" \
-H "Content-Type:application/json" \
-X POST "$JIRA_URL/rest/api/2/group/user?groupname=$GROUP_NAME" \
--data "$(generate_post_data)" \

echo $create_result | grep -q "\"name\":\"$USER_NAME\""

if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
echo "User ($USER_NAME) added to $GROUPNAME."
exit 0
echo "ERROR: user NOT added to group!"
echo $create_result
exit 1


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