Set users timezone based on LDAP?

Is it possible to automatically set users timezones using information imported from an LDAP server?

Or alternatively is there any way for a jira admin to set the timezones of other users?

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You can not set locale through the UI as far as I know, but you can do it through the API using the following groovy script (you can run it with script runner add-on)

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.user.preferences.ExtendedPreferences;
import com.atlassian.jira.user.preferences.PreferenceKeys;
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser;

ApplicationUser user = ComponentAccessor.getUserManager().getUserByName("sampleuser");
ExtendedPreferences prefs = ComponentAccessor.getUserPreferencesManager().getExtendedPreferences(user);
prefs.setString(PreferenceKeys.USER_TIMEZONE, "PST");

That sounds like what I want to be doing. How can I quickly apply timezones to a list of users, rather than one at a time? Would I just need to copy and paste the final 3 lines over and over again and change "sampleuser" to a different string, or could I construct an array of the user names, then have a loop?

You can use array like that:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.user.preferences.ExtendedPreferences;
import com.atlassian.jira.user.preferences.PreferenceKeys;
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser;
 
def users = ["user1", "user2", "user3"]
users.each {userName ->

   ApplicationUser user =     ComponentAccessor.getUserManager().getUserByName(userName);
   ExtendedPreferences prefs =    ComponentAccessor.getUserPreferencesManager().getExtendedPreferences(user);
   prefs.setString(PreferenceKeys.USER_TIMEZONE, "PST");
}

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