Need to rename group

We need to rename groups. We need the workaround to do this whether it be a plugin or the SQL statements to perform this as some of these groups have 100+ users. Recreating these are not an option due to the large user memberships involved.

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You must do this via SQL as it cannot be accomplished within Confluence.

First, backup your SQL database. Then run this simple modification to the cwd_group.

Just modify the group_name field to whatever you would like the group named

The SQL statement to run is as follows:

Update cwd_group set group_name='<new_group_name>', lower_group_name='<new_group_name>' where lower_group_name='<old_group_name>';

Andreas Wurm Community Champion May 10, 2017

Be aware that this only renames the group itself. 

Membership does not get transferd this way. The group will be empty.

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Hey there,

There are some workarounds described in the "rename groups" feature request:

Be sure to back up your data before you try any script or database workaround.

Please vote for and comment on the feature request as well so we can get this thing prioritized.


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I have a groovy (Script Runner) script that will accomplish this, with a little manual intervention. Please see comment dated January 22 at and attached files.

I might be stupid but how on earth do I get this to work??

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Not sure what product this was submitted for. JIRA is mentioned below with an associated ticket (JRA-1391). Confluence is being tracked at .

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