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How do I use a HTTP access token in a .netrc file

I created a HTTP access token in the Project settings and I would like to use the token in a .netrc file in a Ubuntu machine. Is this possible and how do I enter the information in to the .netrc file if it is possible?

1 answer

If you've created a token before January 2023:

echo "" > ~/.netrc-for-atlassian
chmod 600 ~/.netrc-for-atlassian
echo "machine <myhost> login <> password <64-bit token" >> ~/.netrc-for-atlassian

curl -n ~/.netrc-for-atlassian https://<myhost><MY-ISSUE>


This has been working for me to great effect, however they've recently changed the api-token to a SIGNIFICANTLY longer string and every attempt to use the new api-token results in an error message
So curl or netrc is somehow broken with the new implementation, so I was looking to ask this exact question, but for newer tokens...

After reading man netrc I figured it out:
This method will work for 256-bit api tokens generated after January 2023

echo "" > ~/.netrc-for-atlassian
chmod 600 ~/.netrc-for-atlassian
echo "machine <myhost> login <> account <64-bit token" >> ~/.netrc-for-atlassian

curl -n ~/.netrc-for-atlassian https://<myhost><MY-ISSUE>

 That's it, now it works

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