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JIRA API returns 405 errors. Works fine with curl

I am trying to make a simple Jira REST API call from my Eclipse  to Jira Cloud. This works fine with curl on same machine using the same URL and same credentials. 


curl -D- -X GET -H "Authorization:Basic bmF0aGFuQHMODIFIEDBYME==" -H "Content-type:application/json" ""


Response : 

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: AtlassianProxy/
vary: Accept-Encoding


I am trying the same thing in my Java code : 



     try {

             // Create URL object


            URL url = new URL("");

             conn = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();



             conn.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");


             conn.setRequestProperty("Authorization", "Basic bmF0aGFBase64JiraAPItoken==");


             os = conn.getOutputStream();




             System.out.println("response code is " + conn.getResponseCode());

             if(conn.getResponseCode() == 200){

                 br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader((conn.getInputStream())));

                 while((output = br.readLine()) != null){

                     loginResponse += output;




         } catch (Exception ex) {

             System.out.println("Error in loginToJira: " + ex.getMessage());

             loginResponse = "ERROR";



     System.out.println("loginResponse  is " +loginResponse);


I did some research and tried the following :


1. Used HTTPS

2. This URL works fine, but returns HTML web page and not JSON.      // URL url = new URL( "");

3.  conn.setRequestProperty("dataType", "json");

 4. conn.setRequestProperty("cache-control", "no-cache");

  5.  conn.setRequestProperty("User-Agent", "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)");


I used to get 403 error, now I get 405 . Any help is much appreciated. 



1 answer

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Charlie Misonne Community Leader Dec 03, 2021

Hi Nathan,

In the java code you're performing a POST method, in curl you use a GET method.

That's most likely your issue.

Hi Charlie,


Thanks for the response. I had tried it with GET too. Same issue (405) error


             conn = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();


             // Set properties



             conn.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");

            // conn.setRequestProperty("dataType", "json");


             // this encoding is for

             conn.setRequestProperty("Authorization", "Basic bmF0aGFuQHRyYW





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