User/Group Export Options : Full Export

If we choose the Fulll Export option to export users and groups, will it overwrite the configuration of target user-profiles/groups if they are already existing in target?

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This is closely related to the question at, so I would link this to my answer there.

Regarding groups, the basic principle is the same: if import of groups is not disabled, new groups that did not exist in the target will be created and existing groups may be modified, if the configuration that comes from the source instance is different. No group will be deleted.

Attributes of groups that may be modified are the sets of users and groups that are direct members of the affected group. So, for example, suppose group "G1" is exported from the source instance and it has as direct members users "A" and "B". Suppose that a group with name "G1" also exists in the target and has as direct members users "A", "C" and "D".  Then, the import of groups would detach users "C" and "D" from group "G1" and add user "B" to the its members. All these changes would take place in the target instance. The end result is that after the import, group "G1" in the target would be exactly the same as it was in the source instance.

There is an exception with groups "jira-users" and "jira-administrators": member users and groups will be added but never removed from these groups.

Anyway, feel free to add any comment or question if you still have any doubt.


Thanks for explaining. It would be nice to have option to create users and groups who doesn't exist in target, that way plugin keeps existing configurations in target without effect..

You are welcome!

I have just added PCP-404 to keep track of this feature request. You can watch it to stay updated about its evolution.

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