CREATE ISSUE USING JSON OR JAVA/JAVASCRIPT

Hi,

Is it possible to create an issue through JSON-RPC? I checked the JIRA site

https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/JIRA+JSON-RPC+Overview' but was unable to infer anything to start with. I am new to JSON. Also I found that the JSON-RPC URL below is not responding when I hit it directly.

http://localhost:8080/jira/rpc/json-rpc/jirasoapservice-v2​ . Getting a 'Not found 404 error' .

Is there a step by step approach or can anyone help me in creating an issue in JIRA through JSON 
or JAVA/JAVASCRIPT code. 
Thanks in advance.

3 answers

Hi, which version of JIRA are you using? If REST/JSON to create issues you need JIRA 5.x. Refer to http://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/latest/ for the documentation.

I am using JIRA 5.1.4

It is hard to tell what your requirement is but createIssue can be used for automation needs.

Yes, I am planning to invoke createIssue API remotely where one of the need is for automation.

Not entirely JSON-RPC, but I was able to create new issues by sending some JSON code as a HTTP POST request:

Request to: http://my_jira_machine:7991/rest/api/2/issue/

An HTTP Authorization header was added with authentication details of an existing Jira user

HTTP ContentType header set to : "application/json"

Data, e.g. something as straightforward as:

'{ "fields": { "project": { "key": "' + ProjectCode + '" }, "summary": "' + Summary + '", "description": "' + Description + '", "issuetype": { "name": "Bug" } } }'

This was not from Javascript, but I guess it would be possible to do this using e.g. JQuery:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5570747/jquery-posting-json

http://api.jquery.com/jQuery.post/

Hope this helps! :)

Thanks Ethan. But when I execute it against my local JIRA instance, 'http://localhost:8081/rest/api/2/issue/' to check the availability, I am getting the following error

Unauthorized (401)

Encountered a 401 - Unauthorized error while loading this page.

The fact that you see a 401 means that at least there apparently is a site/API there to call.. an improvement over the 404 ;)

Are you sure that you are sending the correct authentication data?

My example works from Flash, where I added the headers in the following way:

// Authentication
var encoder:Base64Encoder = new Base64Encoder();
encoder.encode("username:password");
http.headers["Authorization"] = "Basic " + encoder.toString();

From Javascript you can do similar things. See for example:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5507234/how-to-use-basic-auth-and-jquery-and-ajax


Thanks. Also I would like to add an attachment(a word doc with requests) to the createISSUE call which I am sending to my JIRA local instance. How should I handle that?

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