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Can't update PR with API - used to work

Until recently, I had been able to automatically update PRs based upon information from an incoming webhook. It now no longers work. Malformed reviewer list? I mean, that's all well and good, but what about it is malformed? Code:


$ curl -X PUT -H "accept: application/json" -H "content-type: application/json" -snL -d '{
"title": "Add a sample jenkinsfile",
"reviewers": [
"uuid": "{1492c667-c0c5-4a6c-bf48-496d9985df2d}"
"uuid": "{bc0329d8-c162-4e2f-b827-cddff42d1909}"
"uuid": "{0113c401-0b3c-4994-b905-07ddce749b15}"

gets me:

"type": "error",
"error": {
"fields": {
"reviewers": [
"Malformed reviewers list"
"message": "reviewers: Malformed reviewers list"


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Ben G Atlassian Team Jun 29, 2020

Hi @Christian Bongiorno sorry that API response error message isn't very helpful, I'll create a ticket to get that fixed up to show a more descriptive error message.

Looking at the list of users above, it appears that the third one is an account that's marked as "inactive" which is where the validation error is coming from.

Here's what the 2.0 Users API shows for that user:


{"account_status": "inactive", "display_name": "<redacted>"}

To unblock your integration for now, you could filter out any inactive accounts using the same 2.0 Users API. Not ideal for sure but hopefully that will keep things working for you.

As a longer term solution maybe - would you mind sharing which type of webhook you're receiving that users list from also? I can look into potentially filtering out inactive users from those webhook payloads - not guaranteed that will be possible yet, I'll need to see if it makes sense in the context of the webhook.

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