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Getting error 401 on REST API (Python)


I'm trying to create a new page via REST API and Python.

But I'm getting error 401 'Request rejected because issuer is either not authorized or not authorized to impersonate'.

Here's my code:

import requests
import json
from requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth

url = 'https://<my_domain>'
auth = HTTPBasicAuth(<my_google_email>, <my_api_token>)

headers = {
'Authorization': 'Bearer {}'.format(<my_api_token>),
'Content-Type': 'application/json',
'Accept': 'application/json',


data = {
'type': 'page',
'title': 'My_New_Page',
'ancestors': [{'id': 393222}],
'space': {'key': 'BDPP'},
'body': {
'storage': {
'value': 'content',
'representation': 'storage',

r =, data=json.dumps(data), headers=headers, auth=auth)
# Consider any status other than 2xx an error
if not r.status_code // 100 == 2:
print("Error: Unexpected response {}".format(r.text))
print('Page Created: {}'.format(r))

And here I see that the token has been used.

 Am I doing something wrong?

1 answer

1 accepted


Have you tried the Authorization header with Basic authentication?

Authorization: Basic <Base64 encoded username and password>

Base64 encode the string of you jira user and api token separated by a colon

If I try Authorization header with Basic authentication like this:

'Authorization': 'Basic {}'.format(base64.b64encode(b'<my_google_email>:<my_api_token>'))

 I get error 401 'Basic authentication with passwords is deprecated.'


I have tried the exact same code and able to create a page with a response

Page Created: <Response [200]>

I also removed the Authorization header from headers

headers = {
'Content-Type': 'application/json',
'Accept': 'application/json',

and left it using the auth in the post request

auth = HTTPBasicAuth(<my_google_email>, <my_api_token>)

 and it created ap age.


I would check you the API key that is being used 

Thanks for your tip, I just noticed a typo in my email address.

I tried my code and yours and both worked correctly.

Thanks for your help!

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