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Bash Curl and Jira RESTAPI not working


I am new to Jira and it is not my core competency. I am just trying to create BASH script, This script will read a text file with jira issues, complete the non jira task and update the jira issue.

I am using the curl to update the jira. like below

curl -D- -k -u $WINDOWS_USERNAME:'$WINDOWS_PASSWORD' -X PUT --data '{\"name\":\"$WINDOWS_USERNAME\"}' -H \"Content-Type:application/json\" https://jira.XXXXXXcom/rest/api/2/issue/$TASKNO/assignee"


This works from command prompt. But when run through the script. I get some time password issues and CAPTCHA issues and need Jira admin help to clear the account.


is there a better way like OAUTH or cookies and how to use then in bash script?

help is appreciated?


1 answer

@bhushan walde 


Hi Bhushan

welcome to the Atlassian community.

You should have a look to personal access tokens which are available starting with Jira 8.14




thank You Kurt fort helping....


Hope I will get it right.





I hope you will be able to help me here.

After looking into this, I just realized that our Jira version is 8.13.

So which method I should be using to connect to JIRA using CURL in Version 8.13?




@bhushan walde 


Hi Bhushan lists the potential options pre 8.14 which are basic auth, cookie based and oauth.


Oauth would be the preferred one but i am not sure how this would be done in a bash script. 


If a language like python would be an option, than you could take a look at




Thank your Kurt,

look like I got what I wanted, The problem with bash is that escape characters need to be added at every double quotes. I will update the thread once I am confident that I resolved all issues and script is working correctly.




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