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Update customfield in JIRA using REST API

I am trying to use JIRA's Rest API to update bugs custom field

Here are the steps I followed:

1. Get the key of the custom field using the GET request -

I get the response similar to -

... "customfield_10030": {      "required"false,      "schema": {        "type""array",        "items""user",        "custom""com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.customfieldtypes:people",        "customId"10030,        "configuration": {          "isMulti"true        }      },      "name""Code-Reviewer-Approver",      "key""customfield_10030",      "autoCompleteUrl""",      "operations": [        "add",        "set",        "remove"      ]    }...

 2. Create a PUT request using the following content

{    "update": 
{       "customfield_10030":  
{ "name": "Satheesh Nss" }          

 I am getting the response code - 204. But the customfield is not getting updated.

Could you please guide to fix this issue?

Thanks and regards,

Satheesh N

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Answer accepted

I used accountid instead of name to update the value successfully.


Solved: Edit Assignee Using Jira REST API and User's Email (

Solved: where can i find my Account ID (


Request which has done the update:

{    "update": 
{       "customfield_10030":  
{           "set": 
{ "accountId": "557058:aeb07d9d-9850-4314-a997-52f213919ce7" }          


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