How to get JIRA instance ID?

Hi, 

I want to save some data which will be associated with particular JIRA instance and project set on that instance.

How can I get it?

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How are you defining the "instance id"? 

If that is supposed to be some form of unique identifier for an installation of JIRA, then what are you using for it? 

what do you mean by "what are you using for it?"?

Exactly what I asked - what is the "instance id"? What is the definition? What piece of information have *you* chosen to be called the "instance id"?

i want to get unique installation identifier.

That's just another set of words meaning the same thing. You need to explain what you think it is. Let me put it another way. You have a JIRA installation. Please look at it and point at the physical string on a screen that shows this "unique installation identifier" that you want to extract.

Do you mean the base URL of your instance?

That's what I'm trying to get at - there's loads of things it could be, and "instance id" is meaningless. Base url is a good way to do it (until you're on data-centre, where it might not be, because you'll have many installs on one url). Or there's the SEN. Or the Server ID (which you can change). Or. Or. Or...

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For the JIRA instance id I would use its base URL: https://<company>.atlassian.net

For the project id, I would use the pid number. I guess there are more elegant (REST API) ways of getting them, but you can look at each project's id by hovering your mouse over their 'edit' option in administrator's projects view: https://<company>.atlassian.net/secure/project/ViewProjects.jspa
and looking at the status bar at the bottom of your browser's window. There you will see a URL which includes 'pid=<number>', and that's the number you might want to use. 

The problem here is that we don't know what "instance id" means to the questioner. Also, the base-url might not work for Data Center (one base url, several instances) Although you're spot on with the project ID - I'd always use the project ID as it's immutable and unique.

Good point. Then, apart from the pid thing, I think the questioner is actually asking: * what can I use as a unique identifier for a given JIRA instance [within a Data Center]? And how can I get that identifier?

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If you are writing an Atlassian connect addon then you should use the 'clientKey' that the /installed lifecycle event gives you: https://developer.atlassian.com/static/connect/docs/latest/modules/lifecycle.html That is a unique identifier for Cloud for every instance.

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