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GET Request Always null in ScriptRunner Console


I'm trying to test a REST API call with Groovy in the ScriptRunner console but resp is always null. I can get the same content via PowerShell. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong here? 


import net.sf.json.JSONArray
import org.apache.http.HttpRequest;

import org.apache.http.protocol.HttpContext;
import org.apache.http.HttpRequestInterceptor;

def JIRA_API_URL = ""

def jira = new HTTPBuilder(JIRA_API_URL);
jira.client.addRequestInterceptor(new HttpRequestInterceptor() {
void process(HttpRequest httpRequest, HttpContext httpContext) {
httpRequest.addHeader('Authorization', 'Basic ' + 'myuser:mypassword'.bytes.encodeBase64().toString())

def resp = jira.get(path: '/rest/api/2/issue/WO-440', query : [expand:'renderedFields', fields: '"customfield_11101"'])


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Nir Haimov Community Leader Feb 12, 2019

Hi @Sir Charles Amante

Why are you using HTTPBuilder?

Here is a complete code that will work for you, just copy paste:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.Credentials;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpClient;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpStatus;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.UsernamePasswordCredentials;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.auth.AuthScope;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.methods.*;
def baseUrl = ComponentAccessor.getApplicationProperties().getString("jira.baseurl");  

//rest api request
HttpClient client = new HttpClient();
GetMethod method = new GetMethod(baseUrl + "/rest/api/latest/issue/WO-440?expand=renderedFields&fields=description");
Credentials credentials = new UsernamePasswordCredentials("jira","jira");
client.getState().setCredentials(AuthScope.ANY, credentials);
def response = method.getResponseBodyAsString()

return response

Thanks Nir! This returns an error about an empty host or something, but I'm not gonna get basic auth working the way I want anyway when traffic's coming in through a load balancer that's enforcing MFA. 


Try to found why your request fails. For example:


def jira = new HTTPBuilder("")
jira.auth.basic 'user', 'pass'

jira.handler.failure = { resp ->
    " ${resp.statusLine}"

def response = jira.get(path: '/rest/api/2/issue/KEY-123')

This way i get "HTTP/1.1 401".


 Your code works for me.


Your code works fine on my side, but the only thing you are not controlling are the possible exception thrown, so I would suggest defining handlers for HTTP errors as mention by @Anton Chemlev -_ Toolstrek _-

Please refer to for further details.


Thank you both! It's our KEMP load balancer causing a 403. Crud. Looking into oauth. 

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