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How can we create a next-gen project via API ?


I am able to create a Classic service desk project using API but i am unable to create a next-gen project. 

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Hello @Niek Verkoelen,

Thank you for reaching out to Community!

I checked the API documentation and the templates to create next-gen projects (team-managed) are available. I just tested here and it works.

The API can be found here:

On the Project Template Key there are the following options that are the next-gen ones:

com.pyxis.greenhopper.jira:gh-simplified-agility-kanban and  com.pyxis.greenhopper.jira:gh-simplified-agility-scrum

I used that cURL example to create the project and removed those features that are not available in next-gen, for example, notification scheme, issue security. 

Here is the example:

curl -v --request POST \
--url '' \
--user '<API_TOKEN>' \
--header 'Accept: application/json' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data '{
"description": "Cloud migration initiative",
"leadAccountId": "user id",
"url": "",
"avatarId": 10200,
"projectTemplateKey": "com.pyxis.greenhopper.jira:gh-simplified-agility-kanban",
"name": "Example",
"assigneeType": "PROJECT_LEAD",
"projectTypeKey": "software",
"key": "EX"

Please, take your time to test and let us know how it goes.

Kind regards,

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Hello @Stakater SRE # 1,

Welcome to Atlassian Community!

When using next-gen, currently, there are no APIs available to create this type of project via API.

For more details, please check the documentation below:

There is no public REST API available to create project-scoped entities like issue types, statuses, and custom fields.

Please, watch the feature request below to receive future updates:


Hi @Angélica Luz ,

Is this conclusion still relevant a year later? I cannot find any documentation on how to create next-gen projects using the API.

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