REST API Bulk Operations

I am using REST API and I have some questions about operations and I am unable to find them in the documentation.
Either for Jira or Confluence.

I would like to know the below:

  1. Is it possible to create multiple groups at the same time (i.e bulk)?
  2. Is it possible to add users in the same request as the group creation?
  3. Is it possible to update/add a description for an existing group?
  4. Is it possible to add a description of a group in the same request as the group creation?
  5. Is it possible to add multiple users at the same time (i.e bulk) to an existing group?

I hope this is the right place for such a request, if not, please point me to the correct one to get the info.
Thank you so much

Hello @AhmedHassanen

Firstly, you really should stop using the old v2 REST API endpoints, as development of v2 ended quite a few years ago.

Next, everything that you can do with the v3 REST API is on the documentation page. If you read the Groups section, you will find the answers to those 5 questions.

Thank you for your reply @sunnyape but I still don’t see how the Group section in REST API v3 answers any of my questions.
Perhaps I am missing it. Maybe you can point me to at least one answer to any of the questions above. That would be much appreciated.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Thank you


When you read the Groups section of the v3 REST API documentation, you will see that it doesn’t say anywhere that you can create groups in bulk. That’s because you can’t create groups in bulk, you can only create them one at a time.

The documentation tells you everything you can do. By deduction, anything else is what can’t be done.

Hi @AhmedHassanen,

I’m Stefan from Atlassian, I work on the Identity platform team. I’m currently exploring how we can improve and grow our identity-related APIs such as the ones you’ve listed.

I was wondering if you had time to jump on a quick call with me so I can better understand your use case?

Unfortunately, I can’t solve your request right now but your input will help shape the roadmap for those APIs.

Calendly link: Calendly - Stefan Scorse


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