User managed groups

I am looking for a solution that allows normal level (non-admin) users to manage there own groups.

I have a time tracking plugin that can filter on users in a JIRA group so I'm looking for a way to allow each team leader to own and manage only their teams group. Does anyone know of a way to achive this?

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You can find a solution by writing a simple SOAP client..

The Client can internally run with the credentials of an administrator, for updating the groups.

Nevertheless, you can also authenticate the user, and also check if he belongs to some project roles, and then proceed with the updation of the group membership.

Looks like this is the route to take, wanted to check for an existing solution before creating my own.

I would use REST though as I believe SOAP is now deprecated

hello, I found your comment from last year. Have you then found any exisiting solution or you created your own? Which way did you follow?


We didn't find an existing solution.

Before we started implementing our own solution we found a solution in the latest version of the time tracking plugin (Tempo) that allowed us to give rights to non JIRA admin users so they can edit "Tempo teams".

This solution is working for now.

In Outlook/ Active Directory , you have Distribution List or groups which can be owned by the groups owner.

Note: If you are using LDAP then you can synch up Active Directory Groups with JIRA groups - refer

We are not using LDAP for JIRA access so unfortunately we would have to migrate to use this solution, it is something I will investigate though.


In my company, we have the same problem, and we will develop a plugin which manage users and groups.

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Micky Caritte Community Champion Nov 30, 2017


If you need to empower users and delegate group management to a set of selected users, I've recently published a plugin which might help! It's a brand new plugin so I'm really interested in feedback to give orientations to my roadmap!

You can try it out here, I'll be more than happy to improve it to suit more needs:


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