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JIRA Cookie Based Authentication and REST API Calls in Python


   I am realtively new to the JIRA REST API & accessing / leveraging it via Python.


   Following other examples found here, I have managed to authenticate and believe I have a session cookie now by doing the following :


    import requests

    loginurl = ''

    resp =, data={'username': 'myusername','password': 'mypassword'})

    print(resp.status_code, resp.reason)


   The end result of the print statement is (200, OK).


   I need to take this to the next level, to pull some data from JIRA; or create a new ticket and store data.


   I have been experimenting with requests.get & requests.put; however have been having very limited success.


   Anyone with some recommendation / suggestion / reference would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you,





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Timothy Chin Community Leader Sep 24, 2017

I guess without knowing what you actually want to do, the best doc for you would be the REST APIs:

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