Velocity and $authcontext.user.inGroup('...')

In documentation of Jira 4.3 there was a hint how to customize .jsp or .vm pages based on user role or group

I didn't find this in Jira 5.

How can I do this in Jira 5?



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Dieter Community Champion May 22, 2012

This one wasn't deprecated in JIRA 4.4, so it should work


Would I have to put the jiraUserUtils into the context myself? Or is that already taken care of?


Dieters code above:


will work with a small modification.

Instead of


you will have to use


This is because the getGroupNamesForUser method wants the username rather than the user object.

So the working code should look like:


Best Regards,

Rickard Johansson

Dieter Community Champion May 31, 2012
Thanks Rickard, absolutely right
Dieter Community Champion May 31, 2012
@Daniel: yes, i tried a solition that works without injecting other objects into the velocity context.

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