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Python: Error creating Issue: {"errorMessages":["Invalid request. Could not parse request body."]}


Hi everybody,

Just starting this journey with Jira and struggling when I try to create an issue through a Python code. The error I get from the API as follows:


{"errorMessages":["Invalid request. Could not parse request body."]}


Does anybody know why this happen and how to fix it?

Here is my code:

 jiraurl = ""
jiraheaders = {

    'Content-Type': 'application/json',

jj= json.dumps({


"key": "MY_KEY"
        "summary": "My first issue created",
        "description": "My issue description",
        "issuetype": {
                    "name": "Incident"
response ='', headers=jiraheaders, json=jj, auth=('email', 'token))

Now, if I try run the same command over cURL, it works perfectly:

curl -D- -u email@token -X POST --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --data '{"fields":{"project":{"key": "MY_KEY"},"summary": "My first issue created","description":"My issue description","issuetype":{"name":"Incident"}}}'
HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 16:25:48 GMT
Content-Type: application/json;charset=UTF-8
Server: globaledge-envoy
Timing-Allow-Origin: *
X-Arequestid: request_ID
Set-Cookie: atlassian.xsrf.token=cookie; path=/; SameSite=None; Secure
X-Aaccountid: Account_ID
Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store, no-transform
Vary: Accept-Encoding
X-Envoy-Upstream-Service-Time: 960
Expect-Ct: report-uri="", max-age=86400
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=63072000; preload
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
X-Xss-Protection: 1; mode=block
Atl-Traceid: 56493e3118d37b45
Report-To: {"group": "endpoint-1", "max_age": 600, "endpoints": [{"url": ""}], "include_subdomains": true}
Nel: {"report_to": "endpoint-1", "max_age": 600, "include_subdomains": true, "failure_fraction": 0.001}
Transfer-Encoding: chunked


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I just resolved the issue.


(1) It's not json=jj 

response ='', headers=jiraheaders, json=jj, auth=('email', 'token))

It must be data = jj

(2) Description must meet Atlassian Document requirements:

description": {

          "type": "doc",

          "version": 1,

          "content": [


              "type": "paragraph",

              "content": [


                  "type": "text",

                  "text": "description"






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