How to identify which type of authentication is supported in jira

I am running below command

curl.exe -D- -X GET -H "Authorization: Basic c3VzaW5naDpZZ3ZxYXozMjEj" -H "Content-Type: application/json" "https://product-ira.ciena.com/rest/api/2/issue/QA-31"

 

Server output

curl.exe -D- -X GET -H "Authorization: Basic c3VzaW5naDpZZ3ZxYXozMjEj" -H "Conten
t-Type: application/json" "https://product-jira.ciena.com/rest/api/2/issue/QA-31"
HTTP/2.0 401
server:nginx
date:Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:51:43 GMT
content-type:text/html;charset=UTF-8
content-length:4304
x-arequestid:291x14654489x2
x-seraph-loginreason:AUTHENTICATED_FAILED
www-authenticate:OAuth realm="https%3A%2F%2Fproduct-jira.ciena.com"
x-content-type-options:nosniff
set-cookie:JSESSIONID=4B0B091270F3D780C8A3D547B8DB9E1C; Path=/; Secure; HttpOnly


<html>

<head>
<title>Unauthorized (401)</title>

 

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Does it means my company JIRA server support oAuth type authentication only

2 answers

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Basic auth is supported in all instances. You are getting an "Unauthorized" error. That could be wrong password or that the user doesn't have the required permissions (to view the issue in this case).

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i am using basic authentiation but i am getting www-authenticate:OAuth realm="https%3A%2F%2Fproduct-jira.ciena.com" in Server response . 

It is returning an HTML page:

<title>Unauthorized (401)</title>

Do you have the said issue in your JIRA? I see that you are using the same issue key in the JIRA examples.

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