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Disabling multiple users in bulk - using REST?

Is there a way to disable say 100 users (on jira) at one go, instead of going into each profile and disabling him one by one.

PS: JIRA6 has the disable user checkbox.

Can we use REST API to do bulk disabling?


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updateUser from JIRA Command Line Interface can be used in combination with one of the run actions like runFromSql, runFromCsv, or runFromList. This can be done on a live system.

The GUI has no option for doing this in a bulk operation.

The fastest way to solve this issue is:

1. Connect to your JIRA database

2. Search for table [dbo].[cwd_user]

3. Select all relevant users and set the value in column "active" to "0"

Make sure the database is shutdown when doing this operation :)

Well, I suppose you mean that JIRA is shut down. Might be a tad difficult to change a value in a database that is not running wink wink

Like Cesar Lombao likes this

Hi Rahul,

This thread gives an overview of some (safe) options to deactivate users:

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