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How to solve REST API error 401 with atlassian account used in basic authentication

Since the move from JIRA userid to atlassioan account for authentication I get a 401 error calling REST JIRA APIs with basic authentication. 

Can this be related to the @ in my user (atlassian account) ? 

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Dave Theodore [Coyote Creek Consulting]
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Apr 11, 2017

What operation are you runing? If it's something in admin interface, you will need to manage cookies.  

I'm having the same issue here. Every few days the API returns a 401 header. After resetting the password from Atlassian (to the same as before), it works again. 

Until it's reset again and I ahve to run through the same steps again to fix it.

Works now from curl :-)

No idea why maybe latest changes on atlassian accounts management helped

My scripts are developed in php but for problem determination purpose I'm using "curl" from Mac OSx as documented here :

Same issue here.

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