How to speed up your Jira and Confluence app migrations to accountID

We’re halfway through the deprecation notice period for Jira Cloud and Confluence Cloud REST APIs to improve user privacy in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means there are less than 3 months left (deprecation period ends 29 March 2019) to update your apps to use accountID instead of username and/or user key.

If you haven’t started or are currently working on updating your app(s) we have posted a few tips that may help. Take a look at the latest Developer Blog post.


One problem I found while converting my app over to accountID is that the format isn’t valid as a CSS selector, which added to the overall complexity of updating the front-end code for what was originally a simple user pick list.