Can't send plus('+') symbol as %2B to search by user key like someus+erkey

I use java and atlassian-connect-spring-boot and I need to send request to 


User key is usually a part of email And emails allow using plus sign in them. The problem is that I can't use this code to send valid request.

return atlassianHostRestClients.authenticatedAsAddon().getForObject("/rest/api/2/user?key={0}", UserModel.class, "someus+erkey")

It seems that AtlassianConnectHttpRequestInterceptor decode someus%2Berkey and send it like someus+erkey. I'm getting org.springframework.web.client.HttpClientErrorException: 404 Not Found.

Is there any way to send request with encoded plus symbol with atlassian-connect-spring-boot?

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To solve the problem, I used the following solution:

protected <T> ResponseEntity<T> sendCustomGet(String path, MultiValueMap<String, String> valueMap, Class<T> type) {
String baseUrl = getHostFromSecurityContext().map(AtlassianHost::getBaseUrl).orElse("");
MultiValueMap<String, String> encodedValueMap = new LinkedMultiValueMap<>();
valueMap.forEach((k, l) -> {
List<String> encodedValueList = new ArrayList<>();
l.forEach(v -> {
try {
encodedValueList.add(URLEncoder.encode(v, "UTF-8"));
} catch (UnsupportedEncodingException e) {
encodedValueMap.put(k, encodedValueList);

URI uri = UriComponentsBuilder.fromUriString(baseUrl).path(path)

String token = atlassianHostRestClients.createJwt(HttpMethod.GET, uri);
HttpHeaders headers = new HttpHeaders();
headers.set("Authorization", "JWT " + token);
RestTemplate template = new RestTemplate();

return, HttpMethod.GET, new HttpEntity<String>(headers), type);

 1. Get baseUrl from context


 2. Manually encode query parameters.

 3. Build URI with build(true).

 4. Generate JWT token atlassianHostRestClients.createJwt(HttpMethod.GET, uri) and add it to headers.

 5. Send request with method.

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