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Using email/API key, but still receiving "Basic authentication with passwords is deprecated" error


Hi Team,


I am in the process of updating our company's basic authentication with user/password to email/API key.


According to this (, I should be able to update the username with an email and the password with an API key and make this request successfully:

curl -v https://<company> --user <user>@<company>.com:<b64key>


This request fails with this error:

* Server auth using Basic with user '<user>@<company>.com'
> GET / HTTP/1.1
> Host: <company>
> Authorization: Basic <removed>
> User-Agent: curl/7.64.1
> Accept: */*
< HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
< Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 23:10:14 GMT
< Content-Type: text/plain
< Server: globaledge-envoy
< X-Envoy-Upstream-Service-Time: 1
< 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: 29224f439162d46d
< 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}
< Vary: Accept-Encoding
< Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Basic authentication with passwords is deprecated. For more information, see:
* Connection #0 to host <company> left intact
* Closing connection 0



What do I need to do to make the example request work?


Thank you!

1 answer


I don't quite understand the request.

Is it possible to give a little more detail on the need?

Hi Morgan,


In the last several months, basic authentication using a username and password has been deprecated in favor of using an email address with an API token. 


According to this article (, the only thing that needs to be updated are the credentials, and that the following request should be able to be made successfully:

curl -v https://<company> --user <user>@<company>.com:<b64key>


However, running this request results in this error:

Basic authentication with passwords is deprecated. For more information, see:


What do I need to do to make requests using an email address and an API token? 

You can look at the following documentation :

Available for further explanation



I have already looked at that article (and linked to it in both my reply and my original post). 

This is not a problem with API usage, it is a problem with migrating from the deprecated authentication scheme using username/password to the new scheme which uses email/API key.

Hi @Alexander Harrison I am facing the same problem. When i try to use email id as user name and API key as password, I am getting the same error related to 'Basic auth depreciation'. Did you ever find the solution to this?





I come back on the subject to bring my help.

Can you give me an example that is wrong.

Thanks for your response, Morgan. We figured out what was wrong. Jira admin had generated the API key from the wrong place as it seems like we can generate API tokens in Jira from two different places. So, regenerating the API token at correct place fixed our issue.




Thanks, this solved my issue also.


To add a bit


This is the correct place to add the api key

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