Move/migrate LDAP user data to another ldap user in JIRA 4.4.4

Hi all,

we have running JIRA 4.4.4 using Active Directory LDAP authentication. Our samaccountname have been changed according to a IT department new naming rule but when I log in to JIRA it seems to be a new user. Using the administrator account I'm migrating assignee and reporter of not closed issues, but I need to move the rest of the user data for each user (time sheet, dashboard...)

I've read about renaming user ID using ScriptRunner, but I don't know if it will work because new usernames have been used and issues have been migrated. Any idea how to proceed? I'm completely newbie in JIRA

Thanks in advanced

2 answers

1 accepted

Why not upgrade to JIRA 6.1 before you made the samaccountname changes in your LDAP? I mean, if you still have the XML backup of JIRA 4.4.4 before the username changes that is. Because there is feature in that version which will allow you to rename username from LDAP - based on UUID.

Anyhow, you can change ownership of filters and dashboard using ScriptRunner as per


I coulnd't migrate to new version of Jira. So I used ScriptRunner and bulk changes for doing it.


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 ...

2,886 views 12 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