Create JIRA Tickets Via Groovy And JIRA REST API Help

supers98 February 14, 2022

Hello Atlassian Community,

I am wondering what is the base code to set up a POST request to create a JIRA issue/ticket.
I am having trouble setting up the HTTP connection and authentication via Groovy code. Any help would be great! I know the API link/end points but after no clue how to set it up. I already have the payload for the POST request too.

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Peter-Dave Sheehan
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February 15, 2022

If you want to have a groovy code running on an environment to make a request to itself (i.e. same server/instance), you can use the "TrustedRequestFactory"

Here is a sample script that makes use of that:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import groovy.json.JsonBuilder
import groovy.json.JsonSlurper

def currentUser = ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext.loggedInUser
def baseUrl = ComponentAccessor.applicationProperties.getString(APKeys.JIRA_BASEURL)
def trustedRequestFactory = ComponentAccessor.getOSGiComponentInstanceOfType(TrustedRequestFactory)

def payload = new JsonBuilder([payloadField: 'payload value']).toString()
def endPointPath = '/rest/api/...'
def url = baseUrl + endPointPath

def request = trustedRequestFactory.createTrustedRequest(Request.MethodType.POST, url) as TrustedRequest
request.addTrustedTokenAuthentication(new URIBuilder(baseUrl).host,
request.addHeader("Content-Type", ContentType.JSON.toString())
request.addHeader("X-Atlassian-Token", 'no-check')

def response = request.executeAndReturn(new ReturningResponseHandler<Response, Object>() {
Object handle(Response response) throws ResponseException {
if (response.statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK) {
log.error "Received an error while posting to the rest api. StatusCode=$response.statusCode. Response Body: $response.responseBodyAsString"
return null
} else {
def jsonResp = new JsonSlurper().parseText(response.responseBodyAsString) "REST API reports success: $jsonResp"
return jsonResp
return response
Ken McClean
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December 21, 2022

This code example has been immensely helpful to me. Thanks for sharing it!

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Jean-Christophe Gonzales January 26, 2023

So do I, I have spent hours to get such a code example, many, many thanks !

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