Thank you for your patience. We want to share some of our findings with you. We have noticed that the load on your server has increased, and we are still looking into the exact root cause. We do know with certainty that the load is related to what appears to be a script that runs on your side, that updates/creates Permission Targets via the api/security/permissions endpoint, using a user with username 'permission-updater'. We've noticed that this script is running every 30 minutes, and this, along with repository browsing that happens constantly in the background, causes the load on your server to spike every 30 minutes. We are still looking into the root cause of the increase in load, to see if it's related to a change in one of the recent versions of Artifactory.
In the meantime, can you kindly elaborate on the use-case behind updating the permission targets every 30 minutes? additionally, if possible, please consider staggering the executions of this script as a short-term remediation strategy, at least until we complete our RCA.