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API token for JIRA bot Edited

We are working on setting up an automation to use the API to create a sub-task when a specific type of task transitions to In Progress - is there some way to either  

 

1.  Create a JIRA-bot user and use the API token for that user to create the sub-task  OR

2. is there some syntax to instruct the API call to use the currently logged-in user to create the subtask?

 

(sorry - for use with JIRA Cloud)

 

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brbojorque Community Leader Dec 19, 2019

You don't have to do #1, as long as your account can access the ticket, just use your account to generate the API keys.

https://id.atlassian.com/manage/api-tokens

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You should try the Automation for Jira family of apps. If you are lucky, those will solve this without any programming.

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