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Could someone show me a simple GET REST API example with username and password?  I have searched and didn't find anything useful for me to use.


Thanks in advance!


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This will depend on the target system you are trying to connect. They may have different ways of accepting un/pw.

If it's basic authentication then something like this may work:


def url ="the url of the system your want to connect to: e.g htts://"
def endpoint = "the endpoint path e.g. /rest/2/issue/XXX-123"
def un = "username"
def pw = "password"
def encoded = "$up:$pw".toString().bytes.encodeBase64().toString()
def returnResponse
def httpBuilder = new HTTPBuilder(url)
httpBuilder.request(Method.GET, ContentType.JSON) {
headers."Authorization" = "Basic $encoded"
uri.path = endpoint
response.success = { response, json ->
if (json) {
returnResponse = json
response.failure = { resp, data ->
if (data) {
returnResponse = [error: "Failed to make http request to $url/$endpoint", statusLine: resp.statusLine, data: data]
} else {
returnResponse = [error: "Failed to make http request to $url/$endpoint", statusLine: resp.statusLine]
} catch(e){
returnResponse = [error: "Some other error occured: $e"]

Thank you Peter-Dave. This code helps me a lot. Also i request you that how to pass the parameter in URL like "/rest/gitplugin/1.0/issues/issueId/commits?showFiles=true"


You can either manually add it to the uri.path or apply a the query as a simple map object using uir.query. Like this:

uri.query = [showFiles:true]

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