create new user with sql query


I wont to create new users directly from database, how i can do it? maybe somebody have done sql query?

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Dec 19, 2017

Thanks for your answer, but can i do it with sql? I use Jira server

You should not use SQL to modify any data in Jira. Your Jira will become unreliable and prone to errors and unexpected behaviour

For SQL inserts:

  • Take your Jira service down.
  • Take a full backup of the database with your database tools.
  • Restore this on a test system to ensure it is valid.
  • Run the SQL to hit the 4-8 tables you need to amend/insert into
  • Restart Jira
  • Re-index it
  • Test every area of user interaction works for an old user and the new one
  • In 99.99% of cases, roll back the backup you took earlier because testing fails and you've found you've got a broken Jira.

But seriously, use REST.

Thank you. Maybe you have some guides how to do it with REST?

Alexey Matveev Community Champion Dec 20, 2017

Kindly read the documentation I provided.

You should execute POST /rest/api/2/user with payload

{ "name": "charlie", "password": "abracadabra", "emailAddress": "", "displayName": "Charlie of Atlassian", "applicationKeys": [ "jira-core" ] }

That is all you should do.

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