Can I authenticate using just a username and api_token?

John Lawlor May 9, 2024


We don't use email to login in my organisation, just a username and password. 

Can I use the username and api_token with rest api and c#? 



var base64Credentials =    Convert.ToBase64String(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("username:api_token_string"));
request.Headers.TryAddWithoutValidation("Authorization", $"Bearer {base64Credentials}");



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Clark Everson
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May 31, 2024

Hi @John Lawlor 

Generally if you have an API token you may not even need your username. However I am unsure of interaction with C# though there are extensive python jira libraries for both cloud and data center:




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