Scripted field only return Anonymous User

I try to set the component lead to a scripted field (return the first component with a lead), but all I get is Anonymous user as value. What do I do wrong - according to article I should return an ApplicationUser and as far as I understand, that's what I'm doing. 


def components = issue.getComponents();
components.each {
	if(it.getComponentLead() != null){
		return it.getComponentLead();


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Try this code, it works for me

import com.atlassian.jira.bc.project.component.ProjectComponent
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
for(ProjectComponent projectComponent: issue.getComponentObjects()){
    if(projectComponent.getComponentLead() != null)
        return projectComponent.getComponentLead().getDisplayName()

Doesn't work for me. Still get Anonymous. Are you using "User picker" template for your scripted field?

  1. Do you have any components with no lead? 
  2. Are you sure that component lead is into jira-users group?

I'll answer my own question. The problem was actually that I did not have the correct search template for the custom field. It was set to "Free text searcher" which didn't work with the user picker value from the scripted field. 

Now that I changed it to User Picker Searcher, it works as a charm!

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