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how to find accountid

 I apply a free JIRA , and can't find my accountid after  click on my icon and profile on the sidebar . Is there somewhere in free JIRA where I can get my accountid? Thanks 

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Andy Heinzer Atlassian Team Jun 18, 2020

Hi everyone,

I wanted to update this older thread in the hopes of providing a clearer answer for all that might find it.  For Jira Cloud users wanting to find their own accountId, there are a couple of ways to do this for any Jira Cloud site, even ones on the free plan.  From within Jira, you can click your own user avatar -> Profile.

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The URL that this takes you to looks something like this: 

In this case, your accountId is the string in the URL after the /people/ part of that URL, or in this made up example:



As for how to find other user's accountId while in Jira Cloud, you can use the People section in the top nav bar to find the user and click on their name.  This is another way to find other users accountId.


As for how to lookup accountId in a programmatic manner, well if you have access to their accounts in Jira, you can use the REST API endpoint of GET /rest/api/3/groupuserpicker and query their name or email address in order to return back an accountId that way as well.

I hope this helps better explain ways to find this information in various ways.


You can also assign a person a task, then choose "Export XML", and in the XML code for the assignee it will tell you the accountid (aka the secret number you need to do things like import tasks).

Hi @Aaron Su 


Account ID you can find it in the URL when you open your profile.

When open my profile, the URL is "", and redirect to "".    Can I find my JIRA  accountID if use Free JIRA?


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Jack Brickey Community Leader Jun 19, 2019

What do you mean by “accounted”? If you are using Cloud you can go to profile and click Manage account to get to your info. If you mean “user ID” that is your email.

Try to get my accountID.

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