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Make REST API call as logged user with scriptrunner without hardcoded credentials



I am using Behaviour Select List Conversions which is described here

I want to make a field that will allow me to select Test Cycle in Test Plan (SynapseRT Plugin). To ask about those cycles I can use SynapseRT REST API "Get Test Cycles in a Test Plan" (GET /rest/synapse/latest/public/testPlan/{testPlanIssueKey}/cycles).

Thus I need to make external api call which in fact is internal because baseURL and credentials I need to provide are the same like in Jira.

Currently in my Rest-Endpoint code I am using basicAuth:

def url = new URL("$jiraBaseUrl/rest/synapse/latest/public/testPlan/$planKey/cycles")

def urlConnection = url.openConnection();
urlConnection.setRequestProperty("Authorization", jiraCredentials)

Is there any way to get rid of hard-coded credentials?

I have also some rest-endpoints which connects with bamboo and I see possibilities to do calls as logged in user... so i belive that there is also possiblitiy to do sth similar wtih Jira - Jira like in Jira - Bamboo.

In Jira-Bamboo Rest-Endpoint i do requests with such auth:

// Integration & Auth Info
def techUser = ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext.setLoggedInUser(ComponentAccessor.getUserManager().getUserByName("jira-test-user"))
def appLinkService = ComponentLocator.getComponent(ApplicationLinkService)
def appLink = appLinkService.applicationLinks.findAll{it ->"BambooPRE"}
ApplicationLink bambooAppLink = appLink?.getAt(0)
def applicationLinkRequestFactory = bambooAppLink.createAuthenticatedRequestFactory()





1 answer

Hi Rafal!

Have you found a solution for this? I am also using REST calls from Jira to Confluence through the applink without hardcoded credentials but I need a REST call from Jira to itself....

Best regards

Hi @Andreas,

can you tell me how you are using REST calls from Jira to Confluence through the applink without hardcoded credentials? I didn't find a way yet and I would need it to make a REST call from Jira to Bitbucket (with the currently logged-in User).

Kind regards,


Hi @Hamza 

I use the script like this:

def jiraAuthenticationContext = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext()
def userManager = ComponentAccessor.getUserManager()
def currentUser = jiraAuthenticationContext.getLoggedInUser()
def adminUser = userManager.getUserByName("admin123")


def confluenceLink = getPrimaryConfluenceLink()
def authenticatedRequestFactory = confluenceLink.createImpersonatingAuthenticatedRequestFactory()

// Copy Space
.createRequest(Request.MethodType.POST, "/rest/scriptrunner/latest/canned/com.onresolve.scriptrunner.canned.confluence.admin.CopySpace")
.addHeader("Content-Type", "application/json")
.execute(new ResponseHandler<Response>() {
void handle(Response response) throws ResponseException {
if(response.statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK) {
throw new Exception(response.getResponseBodyAsString())
else {
def webUrl = new JsonSlurper().parseText(response.responseBodyAsString)

def ApplicationLink getPrimaryConfluenceLink() {
def applicationLinkService = ComponentLocator.getComponent(ApplicationLinkService.class)
final ApplicationLink conflLink = applicationLinkService.getPrimaryApplicationLink(ConfluenceApplicationType.class)

The current user is set in the jiraAuthenticationContext. This is also the user who executes the REST request. 

I have also a scenario where I have to set the logged in user to an admin user (this line is commented)

Best regards


Hi @Andreas  ,

thanks for your answer.
I'm still not getting how to replace the authentication to use the current user.
Heres my code to generate a Pull request from Jira Datacenter to a linked Bitbucket Datacenter. 

def authString = username + ":" + password;
byte[] authEncBytes = Base64.encodeBase64(authString.getBytes());
String authStringEnc = new String(authEncBytes);

// API POST Create Pull Request
def baseBitbucketURL = "{Bitbucket-URL}"
url2 = new;
try {
URLConnection connection = url2.openConnection();
connection.setRequestProperty("Authorization", "Basic "+ authStringEnc);
connection.setRequestProperty("Accept", "*/*");
connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json")
connection.outputStream.withWriter("UTF-8") { new StreamingJsonBuilder(it, jsonBody1) }
inputStream =  connection.getInputStream().getText()
result = slurper.parseText(inputStream) ("URL="+url+"Status="+connection.getResponseCode() as String)
catch(Exception e)
{  log.error("Fehler: " + e.toString())}


Can you tell me how I could replace the hard coded Username and password in this case?

Kind regards,


Hi @Hamza,

Are you able to call REST api without using hardcoded basic credential.

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