Jira Cloud REST API privacy updates and migration guide


I’m using /rest/api/3/groupuserpicker?query=% , there’s a field named html. Will it exist and contain value after the privacy update?

Hi. Yes the html field will continue to exist. After the privacy update it will no longer contain the username part though. (You can see this now by setting the HTTP header to opt in to REST APIs.)

Hi @bkelley ,
this might be a dumb question and I’m not sure if this has been asked before (although I searched for it).
We developed an add-in for Microsoft Excel accessing REST APIs that have no username/userkey-relation (e.g. boards, issue, issuetypes).
Are these REST APIs also affected or is this change only restricted to usernames/userkeys due to privacy issues?
Thanks for any support/help and kind regards

@xtractor - you can view the deprecation notice here, which contains an overview of resources/methods being affected. That being said, it would be a good idea to use the opt-in header on your API requests to get an idea of how the payloads are changing.


What @nmansilla said. (Thanks!)

Hey @nmansilla
We are trying to migrate existing entries in the App database from using user key to using accountId via /rest/api/3/user/bulk/migration?key=... according to this post (Tip #4): https://developer.atlassian.com/blog/2019/01/speed-up-your-jira-confluence-migrations-accountid/

The problem is that some hosts do not return any information for a given user, while others do.
Is it a bug?

Where should I create a ticket with additional information?

What will the user experience be of the advances issue search in Jira?

Are they going to see the account ids instead of user names in the final JQL?

What about entity properties that contain the account ids? Will they be populated with something user friendly in the Jira search UI?

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Hi @daniel2 - We’re working on a JQL component that will display a friendly name (either the full name or nickname - depending on user preferences) in place of accountID. Check out ACJIRA-1710 to find out how to use the early access version of this API.

Hey, and is the same component going to be used in the Jira itself (advanced search)?

Looks like /rest/api/3/jql/pdcleaner endpoint doesn’t replace the user keys that are assigned to entity property JQL aliases. Is this going to be fixed before the deadline?

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pdcleaner now recognizes custom entity property aliases if their type is set to USER: https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/browse/ACJIRA-1723

@akassab ACJIRA-1710 is now closed but there is no way to make it return the JQLs with accountIds. Is the related ACJIRA-1768 ticket going to fix it and is it going to be delivered on time?

Issue notification API is not working since last Friday. https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/14/DEVHELP-2608