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Scriptrunner - Add multi users into a Group


I want to add multi user into one group, So I came with script below:


import com.atlassian.seraph.auth.DefaultAuthenticator
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser
import java.util.ArrayList
import java.util.List
import java.lang.String

def userUtil = ComponentAccessor.getUserUtil()
def groupManager = ComponentAccessor.getGroupManager()
def group = groupManager.getGroup("Group1")
def user
def names = "A,B,C".split(",")
def arrayLength = names.length
for (def i =0; i < arrayLength; i++){
   user = userUtil.getUser(names[i])

But I got few error such as :

CannotCreateTransactionException: Could not create DirContext instance for transaction;


Please help me on this:

2 answers

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Answer accepted

Try this:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def grpMgr = ComponentAccessor.getGroupManager()
def usrMgr = ComponentAccessor.getUserManager()
def targetGroup = grpMgr.getGroup("group name")
ArrayList usersToAdd = new ArrayList()

for (int i = 0; i < usersToAdd.size(); i++){
grpMgr.addUserToGroup(usrMgr.getUserByName(usersToAdd[i]), targetGroup)

@Ivan Tovbin

I did try, get error as below.

Can not find matching method at line 10 column 3, 25.

@Qi Jiang

I imagine it's the static type checking which is not always accurate in ScriptRunner as per this doc. So in this very case you can simply ignore these errors. I've just tested it in my instance and it works just fine even though I get the same error message as you.

@Ivan Tovbin

i got error as below:

org.springframework.transaction.CannotCreateTransactionException: Could not create DirContext instance for transaction; nested exception is org.springframework.ldap.CommunicationException

@Qi Jiang

Check out this KB article.

@Ivan Tovbin

Hey Ivan,

I am starting error below:Can not find matching method com.atlassian.jira.user.UserManager#getUserByName(E)


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser

def groupManager = ComponentAccessor.getGroupManager()
def usrMgr = ComponentAccessor.getUserManager()
ArrayList usersToAdd = new ArrayList()
def group = groupManager.getGroup("ABC_Users")
def user

for (int i = 0; i < usersToAdd.size(); i++){
user = (ApplicationUser) usrMgr.getUserByName(usersToAdd[i])


Try This....


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def userUtil = ComponentAccessor.userUtil
def userManager = ComponentAccessor.userManager
final String groupName = "GROUPA" // the group you want to add users
def group = ComponentAccessor.groupManager.getGroup(groupName) // user names of the users to add
final List<String> userToAdd = ["USR1", "USR2", "USR3"]

userToAdd.each {
def usertoadd = userManager.getUserByName(it)
if (!usertoadd) {
log.warn("User: $userToAdd doesn't exist")


if (ComponentAccessor.getGroupManager().getGroupsForUser(usertoadd).contains(group)) {
log.warn("User: $usertoadd.username already in the group: $groupName")


if(!group) {
log.warn("Group: $groupName doesn't exist")

} else {

userUtil.addUserToGroup(group, usertoadd)
log.warn("User: $usertoadd.username added to the $groupName")



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