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Create Jira issue via rest api - python


We're using Jira v5.1.2 and we try to create new Jira issue via rest api.

we run :

cmd = "curl.exe -D- -u user:pass -X POST --data @data_to_send.json -H 'Content-Type: application/json' 'User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0' http://outJiraSite/rest/api/2/issue/"




           "fields" : {
               "project": {
                   "key": "CT"
               "summary": "testing",
               "assignee": {
                   "name": 'team'
               "issuetype": {
                   "name": "Task"
               "description": "Testing automatic create Jira Issue  \n",           

and get :

curl: (6) Could not resolve host: (nil); Host not found
HTTP/1.1 415 Unsupported Media Type
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:38:46 GMT
Server: Apache-Coyote/1.1
X-AREQUESTID: 38x583x1
X-Seraph-LoginReason: OK
X-AUSERNAME: --------
Content-Type: text/html;charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 1117
Set-Cookie: JSESSIONID=----------------------------------; Path=/; HttpOnly
Set-Cookie: atlassian.xsrf.token=BBOO-X31J-0L8A-OSLQ|---------------------|lin; Path=/

<html><head><title>Apache Tomcat/6.0.32 - Error report</title><style><!--H1 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:22px;} H2 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:16px;} H3 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:14px;} BODY {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:black;background-color:white;} B {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;} P {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;background:white;color:black;font-size:12px;}A {color : black;} {color : black;}HR {color : #525D76;}--></style> </head><body><h1>HTTP Status 415 - Unsupported Media Type</h1><HR size="1" noshade="noshade"><p><b>type</b> Status report</p><p><b>message</b> <u>Unsupported Media Type</u></p><p><b>description</b> <u>The server refused this request because the request entity is in a format not supported by the requested resource for the requested method (Unsupported Media Type).</u></p><HR size="1" noshade="noshade"><h3>Apache Tomcat/6.0.32</h3></body></html>

Can you please help and advice?

Is there any other way to create Jira issue via rest api?



7 answers

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to add watchers then try with this rest api

Thank you! it work!!

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Pedro Cora Atlassian Team Sep 09, 2013

I'm not sure what is wrong on your json file, but try the following:

    "fields": {
          "key": "AWD"
       "summary": "Issue created via REST.",
       "description": "bla bla bla goes here",
       "issuetype": {
          "name": "Task"

And also reduce your call to: curl -D- -u user:pass -X POST --data @data.json -H 'Content-Type: application/json' http://localhost:8080/rest/api/2/issue/

Please help Please help!!

I'm try to serch Jira issue , my URL is "'DOA_DigitalZoom_Smooth failed on C16'"

I run this using json.loads but it can't find this issue although this issue existing!!!!

Can you please help? what wrong in my url?

Thanks you!

I solved a similar problem by URL-encoding the query string.

(Try posting additional problems as new question. There's no incentive to look into questions that are already marked as answered.)


I've one more question please, is there any way to add watchers to ticket via rest api?

I can’t find it here -

Thank you!



Thank you all. I had several mistakes in my fields request…

Finally, I didn’t use Curl and I used urllib2.Request…and it work!

I’ve one more question please; I like to search jira ticket by summary.

My url is :[x][y][Unstable]- TestGroup/Test failed on 16.

Since my url contain spaces, it can’t find issue.

Do you know how can I overpower this problem?

Thank you very much!


Hi @shani hayoun 


creating jira issues   using RESTAIP python .can you help me. 

generally what is the URL using to login to jira i mean something like or

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Mirek Community Leader Sep 09, 2013


Take a look at Python Client for JIRA

With this client you will be able to very easily connect and create JIRA issues.

Full documentation:

I hope that will help.

Best Regards,


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