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I am trying to create a room through the hipchat v2 api

I have a key and it it being sent, but I keep getting this error.  I am posting it to

I am using the Cocoa Rest Client

I got the same response submitting with python.

Could there be something wrong with the endpoint?

 "error": {
 "code": "400",
 "message": "The request requires a properly encoded body with the 'content-type' header set to '['application/json']",
 "type": "Bad Request"



These are the headers being sent

Accept: */*
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer <key omitted>
Accept-Language: en-us
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate

This is the response header

HTTP 400 Bad Request 
Server: nginx
Content-Type: application/json
Access-Control-Expose-Headers: Date, ETag, Link, X-RateLimit-Limit, X-RateLimit-Remaining, X-RateLimit-Reset, X-Backoff
X-Ratelimit-Reset: 1470176986
Connection: keep-alive
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2016 22:24:45 GMT
X-Ratelimit-Limit: 100
Content-Length: 186
X-Ratelimit-Remaining: 100
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *

2 answers

1 vote
David Maye Atlassian Team Aug 04, 2016

Hi Jim,

I was encountering a similar issue using Postman, however if I run a curl statement it works perfectly fine:

my-macbook-pro:~ dmaye$ curl -d '{"name": "Api_created_room_2"}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' 'https://<redacted>/v2/room?auth_token='<redacted>'
{"entity": {"id": 7, "is_archived": false, "links": {"participants": "https://<redacted>/v2/room/7/participant", "self": "https://<redacted>/v2/room/7", "webhooks": "https://<redacted>/v2/room/7/webhook"}, "name": "Api_created_room_2", "privacy": "public", "version": "A2NY5UK4"}, "id": 7, "links": {"self": "https://<redacted>/v2/room/7"}}

Not sure if this helps or not, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

HipChat Server Support Engineer | Atlassian

0 votes
Anatoli Atlassian Team Aug 07, 2016

Looks like the header is set correctly. It might be body that is not encoded correctly.

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