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Jira REST API query for projects comes back empty

I'm writing a JavaScript app that generates a report across all out projects for my team. One of the roadblocks I'm facing is CORS when querying the JIRA REST API.

One workaround I'm currently trying is that I set up a node.js server that gets a proper session using my credentials and then tries to get all projects (via /rest/api/latest/project/). 

The node.js app retrieves a proper session id. However, when it tries to query for all projects, the answer is always empty (as if it failed to authenticate properly).

This is the raw response, I marked some sensitive information with Xs:

{data: [ ],
status: 200,
statusText: "OK",
headers: {server: "nginx",
date: "Mon, 04 Apr 2016 22:58:24 GMT",
content-type: "application/json;charset=UTF-8",
transfer-encoding: "chunked",
connection: "close",
vary: "Accept-Encoding",
x-arequestid: "58x134005x1",
x-asessionid: "gbbla4",
x-asen: "SEN-3321953",
x-ausername: "anonymous",
x-atenant-id: "",
cache-control: "no-cache, no-store, no-transform",
x-content-type-options: "nosniff",
set-cookie: ["atlassian.xsrf.token=BJY0-9ZH5-270Y-1S6C|449aa35483219b58564XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX|lout; Path=/; Secure"
strict-transport-security: "max-age=315360000;includeSubDomains"
config: {transformRequest: { },
transformResponse: { },
headers: {Accept: "application/json, text/plain, */*",
Content-Type: "application/json",
User-Agent: "axios/0.9.1"
timeout: 0,
xsrfCookieName: "XSRF-TOKEN",
xsrfHeaderName: "X-XSRF-TOKEN",
method: "get",
url: ""

What confuses me the most is that x-ausername is anonymous, even though I appear to be properly authenticated. That's probably why the project list is empty (because I cannot see them).

But why is that? When I call the URL in my browser the JSON is returned just fine.

I'd be very grateful for insights on how to get this running. I already spent way more time on this than I wanted. 


Thanks in advance,


1 answer

Hi Fred,

Try to use /rest/api/2/project instead of /rest/api/latest/project.
In case this won't help. Check the authorization method. It seems that you're not authenticated properly. Do you use JWT as the authentication mechanism?

Hi Aleks,

thanks or the quick reply. I changed the URL but that didn't help. No, I'm not using JWT since this is not an add-on. I thought it would not be necessary to go that deep just to query our projects. Is JWT really necessary for that kind of interaction?

Hi Fred,

I am facing the same issue. Have you found the solution to your problem?

Same poblem using .NET and WebRequest.

Response come with ContentLength: -1 and HttpStatusCode: 200 (OK).


Same request in Chrome returns a normal data.

Request have worked a several days ago.

Requests without jql works fine: https://my.jira.domain/rest/api/2/project/10001

Facing the same issue...

Probably has to do something with the cookies, as if you run it in incognito mode (chrome) it will not work as well

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