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In jira portfolio, how can add a person to a team using rest API


Having: a team with id=13 and an a person with id=104

I've tried:

curl -uuser:password -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{ "resources": [ { "person": { "id": "104" } } ], "availability": [ ] }' http://jira/rest/teams-api/1.0/team/13

obtaining: no output message whatsoever and the person was not added to the team either

Input validation


  • http://jira/rest/teams-api/1.0/person?ids=104
  • http://jira/rest/teams-api/1.0/team?ids=13

return the expected entities

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Hello Javier,

From reviewing your CURL call, the first thing that might be an issue is your entry URL. It should look something similar to:

Replacing with your Jira site running portfolio.

This might be a mistake as you could have parsed out the actual URL. Can you let us know the full URL you’re attempting to access? Please remove the actual domain from the URL with

I look forward to your response from you so we can get you into the API.

Stephen Sifers


We're not using context (the /jira/ part). That the URL entry is good is verified by the fact that http://jira/rest/teams-api/1.0/team?ids=13 does actually return data

This is what I'm trying to add a person to a team

curl -uuser:password -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{ "resources": [ { "person": { "id": "104" } } ], "availability": [ ] }' http://jira/rest/teams-api/1.0/team/13

Hello again Javier,

I tested on Jira 7.12.3 with Portfolio and confirmed the following;

  • Able to edit/get/delete user
  • Able to edit/get/delete resources
  • Able to edit/get/delete teams

We did run into an issue when attempting to add a person as a resource and a person to a team. As you confirmed, you do not get a response (which is the default response currently in the API) but a user is not created.

We are looking further into this to see where the issue is and if it is possibly a defect in the product. Please allow us some time to investigate further.

Stephen Sifers

Hello again Javier,

There is a method you can use to create a resource within Portfolio. When creating the resource it will be created as a virtual user. You can run this method for example:

curl -u user:pass -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{ "teamId": 1, "person": { "title": "admin","jiraUser": {"jiraUserId":"admin"} }}'

We did confirm this will create a resource within your team.

Stephen Sifers

Thanks Stephen!

Person is an entity in portofio. Then we have jira users, which are not the same

person, should/shouldn't/either pre-exist in porfolio?

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