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Give a Jira group application access

alex.hendry August 2, 2022

Hi all,

I am writing a script to create and manage groups in Jira Server. I can create a group:


However, I need to be able to give a group application access after I create it. How can I do this?


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Peter-Dave Sheehan
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August 3, 2022

I've never tried ... but looking through the javadocs, I found "ApplicationRoleAdminService"

So playing around with it... I was able to get it to work with these few lines of code:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.runner.customisers.PluginModule
import com.atlassian.jira.application.ApplicationRoleAdminService
import com.atlassian.jira.application.ApplicationKeys

@PluginModule ApplicationRoleAdminService applicationRoleAdminService

def groupToAdd = ComponentAccessor.groupManager.getGroup('NameOFGroupToAdd')

def role = applicationRoleAdminService.getRole(ApplicationKeys.SOFTWARE ).get()
def defaultGroups = role.defaultGroups
def currentGroups = role.groups
def newGroupList = currentGroups + groupToAdd
def newRole = role.withGroups(newGroupList, defaultGroups)


Change the ApplicationKeys.SOFTWARE to any one of those listed here

alex.hendry August 3, 2022

Hi Peter-Dave,

That works perfectly. Thanks for taking the time to reply. Have a great day.

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Dennis Grochowski August 2, 2022

What exactly do you mean by "application access"?

Should the group have the license assigned like "jira-users" or would you like to add the group to a project role?

alex.hendry August 3, 2022

Hi there,

Yes, should have the licence assigned like jira-users. Manually I would go to admin -> applications - > application access then select the group using the drop-down and add it to the application.


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