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How to upload attachment to an Issue using the REST API in Python??

Jagruthi k Aug 10, 2015
I want to upload an attachment to an Issue in Jira using the Rest API. How can I do the following in Python.
curl -D- -u admin:admin -X POST -H "X-Atlassian-Token: nocheck" -F "file=@myfile.txt" http://myhost/rest/api/2/issue/TEST-123/attachments

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Rafael Sperafico Atlassian Team Aug 17, 2015


Thank you for your question.

Please, run the following in Python:

# ===============
# greeting.txt
# ===============
hello, world
# ===============
# ===============
import requests
import json

# [JIRA-BASE-URL], i.e.: http://localhost:8080
# [ISSUE-ID], i.e.: ATT-1
url = '[JIRA-BASE-URL]/rest/api/2/issue/[ISSUE-ID]/attachments'
headers = {"X-Atlassian-Token": "nocheck"}
# please uncomment to attach external file
files = {'file': open('greeting.txt', 'rb')}

# upload file to issue
# [USERNAME], i.e.: admin
# [PASSWORD], i.e.: admin
r =, auth=('[USERNAME]', '[PASSWORD]'), files=files, headers=headers)

If you find this answer useful, I would kindly ask you to accept it so the same will be visible to others who might be facing the same issue you have inquired.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards,
Rafael P. Sperafico
Atlassian Support

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Hi Jagruthi, 

I believe the answer you are looking for might be related on this article:



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Jagruthi k Aug 10, 2015

Is it possible to do it in python without using the curl.

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