Script for remove 100+ users from group - how to?

Hi All,

is there a script I could remove plenty of users from a group? To add multiple users to group is possible I know but how about removing?

Thanks in advance,


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Henning Tietgens Community Champion May 25, 2014

Use userUtil.removeUserFromGroup() to remove a user from a group.

import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager

import com.atlassian.jira.bc.projectroles.ProjectRoleService




import com.atlassian.jira.user.util.UserUtil

import com.atlassian.jira.util.SimpleErrorCollection

import com.opensymphony.user.Group

import com.opensymphony.user.User

import com.opensymphony.user.UserManager

import org.apache.log4j.Category

import com.atlassian.jira.project.Project;

// Configurable section

isPreview = false

// End

log = Category.getInstance("com.onresolve.jira.groovy.DeactivateOldUsers")

log.debug ("DeactivateOldUsers function running")

userManager = (UserManager) UserManager.getInstance()

GlobalPermissionManager globalPermissionManager = (GlobalPermissionManager) ComponentManager.getInstance().getComponentInstanceOfType(GlobalPermissionManager.class)

// get the first user of the first group which has the ADMIN privilege...

// cannot use current user, not really sure who that is when run as a service

adminGroup = globalPermissionManager.getGroupNames(Permissions.ADMINISTER)[0]

adminUser = userManager.getGroup(adminGroup).getUsers().get(0)

def deactivateUser (User user) {

log.debug ("deactivateUser ${user.getName()}")

// Remove user from all groups...

UserUtil userUtil = ComponentManager.getInstance().getUserUtil()

user.getGroups().each {

Group group = userManager.getGroup(it)

log.debug ("Remove $user from group: \"$group\"")

if (! isPreview) {

userUtil.removeUserFromGroup (group, user)



// Remove user from all roles...

ProjectRoleService projectRoleService = (ProjectRoleService) ComponentManager.getComponentInstanceOfType(ProjectRoleService.class);

SimpleErrorCollection errorCollection = new SimpleErrorCollection();

log.debug ("Removing all roles references for ${user.getName()}")

projectRoleService.getProjectsContainingRoleActorByNameAndType(userManager.getUser((String) adminUser), user.getName(), UserRoleActorFactory.TYPE, errorCollection).each {Project project ->

log.debug ("Remove user ${user.getName()} from role: ${project.getName()}")


if (! isPreview) {

projectRoleService.removeAllRoleActorsByNameAndType (userManager.getUser((String) adminUser), user.getName(), UserRoleActorFactory.TYPE, errorCollection)


println errorCollection.dump()


def boolean userStillValid (String userName) {

// You need to implement this according to what the criteria are for valid users, eg do an LDAP search,

// or process a list of leaver names as provided by your HR dept for instance

return true


Integer beforeUsers = userManager.getGroup("jira-users").getUsers().size()

Integer i = 0

userManager.getGroup("jira-users").getUsers().each {

User user = UserManager.getInstance().getUser(it)

userName = user.getName()

if (!userStillValid (userName)) {

log.warn ("User: $userName should be retired")

deactivateUser (user)




Integer afterUsers = userManager.getGroup("jira-users").getUsers().size() ("Was: $beforeUsers, now: $afterUsers, deleted: " + (beforeUsers - afterUsers))

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