"User Is In Any Groups" workflow condition issue


We’re facing a workflow issue after migrated from JIRA 4.2.1 to 5.0.6

The workflow condition to Transition “User Is In Any Groups” failed due to jira has internally changed class.

So any workflow will this kind of user condition check on steps will break on publishing new workflow. Only option for us to remove this condition from all steps that use and add it back to correct class. Thisi s tedious operation with production data.

Please let us know , how do we fix this issue without modifying the workflow step.


<condition type="class">

<arg name="class.name">com.atlassian.jira.workflow.condition.UserInGroupCondition</arg>

<arg name="group">jira-release-management</arg>




<condition type="class">

<arg name="class.name">com.googlecode.jsu.workflow.condition.UserIsInAnyGroupsCondition</arg>

<arg name="hidGroupsList">jira-release-management@@</arg>




Ganga S

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Renjith Pillai Community Champion Jan 30, 2013

How big is your instance? If you can afford to do a backup, edit the XML and import it back, it should be okay. Try on a test instance first.

Thanks Renjith,

We fix the issue by editing workflows.

Hi Ganga,

I'm afraid the best way would be as you are doing right now, editing the workflow steps. JIRA stores workflows as XML's inside the database, so making changes directly on it can be tricky. To avoid further issues, please stick to editing workflow step by workflow step.

There is a KB article that describes the exact same behavior, on another condition that has changed on the latest versions of JIRA: User Is In group

Please see java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError Message Is Displayed On The Screen After Editing Issues for more details.



thanks Clarissa,

We fix the issue by editing workflows.

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