Older versions of Jira how do you set logged in user?

I'm trying to make my plugin that is compatible with versions 4.4 to 5.0. I'm trying to get it available down to 4.2. I noticed that the following method is not available:

getJiraAuthenticationContext().setLoggedInUser(user);

Any ideas how you do this? I need to log a user in before I can automate the creation of an issue with that user being the assignee.

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You will need to create a different version of the plugin. JIRA 4.2 uses OSUser and you will have to use setUser method.

http://docs.atlassian.com/software/jira/docs/api/4.2/com/atlassian/jira/security/JiraAuthenticationContext.html#setUser%28com.opensymphony.user.User%29

In JIRA5, this method is not available.

So, the top is how i did it in version 4.5+ Below it is how it be done in earlier versions.

		ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().setLoggedInUser(user);//log user in
		user = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser();//grab reference to the logged in user


user = compManager.getUserUtil().getUser((String) issueData.get(ASSIGNEE_FIELD));//grab user
		compManager.getJiraAuthenticationContext().setUser(user);//log user in


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