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  1. Jira Data Center
  2. JRASERVER-62551

Unable to assign certain user as a Component Lead



      It's not possible to edit the Component Lead and assign it to specific users whose usernames have been renamed before. Below error message is shown:

      The user "username" does not exist.

      Steps to Reproduce

      1. Have a project and some Components. 
      2. Have a user and rename it (i.e from John to A).
      3. Edit the component lead for a component and set it to the renamed user.
      4. Receive a "The user "username" does not exist." message.

      Expected Result

      Able to assign A as the new Component Lead for the selected component.

      Actual Result

      Receive a "The user "username" does not exist." error message.


      Update the component lead using REST API:

      curl -D- -u admin_username:admin_password -X PUT --data "{\"leadUserName\": \"<user_name>\"}" -H "Content-Type: application/json" <JIRA_URL>/rest/api/2/component/<component_ID>

      <user_name>, <JIRA_URL>, and <component_ID> are to be replaced accordingly
      The command is to be run by a JIRA admin and he must authenticate using his admin_username and admin_password


      In order to quickly get <component_ID> via REST API:

      1. Access this URL replacing <project_Key> with actual project key:
      2. Search for component/ and get the ID of the right component:
        /rest/api/2/component/10200","id":"10200","name":"component 1"

        In this example the component with name "component 1" has ID 10200

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            malaaeldin Mahmoud Alaaeldin (Inactive)
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