How can I change filter share permission for editors over the rest api with python

Paweł Połeć November 6, 2021

Hello I'm trying to set project members as editors in python script, but nothing seams to work (looks like possible bug in REST API)

What I've tried:

1. (Worm up) Uodate filter by:

Edited field: sharePermissions , but off course that didn't worked.

2. Add permissions by:

This went much better. I was able to add some sharing using example from rest api manual with params:

payload = json.dumps( {
  "type": "project",
  "projectId": "123123"
} )

but that worked only for viewers , but I need to add write(edit) permissions as well.

3. I found extra field to edit rights (poorly documented but that's not a problem in my case) so I modified above request like:

payload = json.dumps( {
  "type": "project",
  "projectId": "123123",
"rights": {"value":3} } )

Why "rights": {"value":3} ? I found it in request on jira web interface when I was updating permissions manually. I've also tried to pass just number. Whatever I used, i got error:

"errorMessages": [
"Unrecognized field \"rights\" (Class, not marked as ignorable\n at [Source: org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteInputStream@1414fb89; line: 1, column: 70] (through reference chain:[\"rights\"])"

4. I also tried to change "rights" to "edit": True, that was run successfully but edit field  was skipped, and in share object I get, I still had: "edit": false, . I also verified this by web interface.
BTW, when I tried to use anything else then bool value for edit, I got error:

"errorMessages": [
"Can not deserialize instance of boolean out of START_OBJECT token\n at [Source: org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteInputStream@1414fb89; line: 1, column: 41] (through reference chain:[\"edit\"])"

5. I also tried a lot of variants where I tried to edit sharePermission using "PUT" and url = ""
and many more, but every time I've tried something like this, I've got response 405


Do You have any idea, how should I use it?


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Paweł Połeć November 9, 2021

Apparently the payload need to have both permissions declared:

payload = json.dumps( {
  "type": "project",
  "projectId": "123123",
"view": True,
"edit": True, } )

 After that API started to do what I've asked. Strange... Nevertheless Thank You atlassian for very well documented API, I just wasted only 1 day-work to figure this out...

Vidyush Bakshi April 27, 2022

Hi @Paweł Połeć , did you try the same for sharing edit permissions with a user?
End point: "https://your-domain/rest/api/3/filter/{id}/permission"

I tried 

payload = json.dumps( {

"type": "user",

"accountId": account_id,

"view": True,
"edit": True

} )

Which is giving me this error
{ "errorMessages": [ "Unrecognized field \"view\" (Class, not marked as ignorable\n at [Source: org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteInputStream@159d7a07; line: 1, column: 71] (through reference chain:[\"view\"])" ] }

Could you please check if you encountered the same error.

Paweł Połeć April 29, 2022

Hi @Vidyush Bakshi  unfortunately only group sharing was my target. I reviewed your proposal and it seems quite OK according to documentation. Unluckily right now I don't have environment where I could check your solutio

But what can I suggest: keep in mind, that account_id should be a string value not number. So it would be looks like:

"accountId": "25326",

remember about quote marks or casting it to str.

Vidyush Bakshi April 30, 2022

Thank you for your response @Paweł Połeć , but still it is not working and giving #400 response. I am not sure what am I doing wrong.

{ "errorMessages": [ "Unrecognized field \"view\" (Class, not marked as ignorable\n at [Source: org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteInputStream@5bbf7456; line: 1, column: 71] (through reference chain:[\"view\"])" ] } <Response [400]>

This is the only error I am getting and if change view to edit it throws same error for edit. 
accountId is in str as you said. As it is not working for user, I am not sure if it will work for group in my case. 

Paweł Połeć May 1, 2022

well, I would also try option with "rights": {"value":3} instead edit/view. That's last what in my head. Fingers crossed, let me know if it worked

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Vidyush Bakshi May 3, 2022

It is still not working :'/.
{ "errorMessages": [ "Can not deserialize instance of java.lang.Integer out of START_OBJECT token\n at [Source: org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteInputStream@19dc6a12; line: 1, column: 57] (through reference chain:[\"rights\"])" ] } <Response [400]>

oliverwi February 1, 2023
curl ... --data "$(jq -n --arg groupId ${groupId} '{ "rights": 3, "type": "group", "groupId": $groupId }')"

yes, this worked for me to add edit permissions to group <groupId>.

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Andrey Tetyuev March 27, 2024

Here is my answer with examples of adding filter share permissions to project, user. group of users, all logged-in JIRA users and all web users:

It helps by some questions raised here.

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Günter Halmans November 11, 2023

to whom it may concern:

I also tried to change the permissions according to a filter. "Members" of a specific project should be able to view the filter. My solution concerning the payload:

payload = json.dumps( {
"projectId": <your projectId>,
"type": "project",
"rights": "1"
} )

The trick was to treat the value for "rights" as a string (not as an integer). When I used

"rights" : 1

it did not work.

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