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Question about Basic Authentication

I can successfully authenticate against a Jira Server instance using the API with my userid and password, but not using my email address and a PAT. Does anyone know why that is? It thought the former was obsoleted in favor of the latter.

This works (using Jira userid and password):


This does not (using email address copied from Jira profile and a new PAT):


I am certain the PAT is correct as I can successfully use it as a Bearer Token:


Can anyone clarify this for me?




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I think the PAT requires just your username and not your email address if it works as Bearer. Just a hunch given the tests you've done.

Ah no - tried that combo too!  :)

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