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REST API Use with cURL

I'm new to APIs and how it is implemented in Jira. I've read the articles online, but I am having some issues accessing the localhost. How can I use the API with cURL to create an issue?

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Hello Fariha,

See this REST API documentation on creating an issue. Create a an API token here. I found it easies to use Postman to generate the authorization hash. Choose basic authorization and enter your Atlassian username and API token. See this on generating curl code in Postman.

A basic curl script looks something like:

curl --location --request POST 'https://<your prefix here>' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'Authorization: Basic <auth hash goes here>' \
--data-raw '{
"fields": {
"summary": "summary goes here",
"issuetype": {
"id": "10002"
"project": {
"id": "10000"

Please let the Community know how it goes.



Thanks for the response! I have created a token. I'm running into the issue where the localhost is not being found when I put in that. For instance, when I press "Send" in Postman, it says "Could not get any response." Is this an issue with not having started Jira or something?

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