Create new project via rest api over https


I'm pretty new beginner with Jira REST api.

I've managed to compose a simple .net program that fetches a list of projects and issues.

My current task is to create a bridge via our own propriety projects managements system and Jira, therefore i need to be able to query projects,create projects and sub projects and report hours and assigned resources.

Are all the activities I've described are supported by REST api?

If you have links and maybe some examples how to, it would be great smile


Kind regards,

Ofer S. Hai


7 answers

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Create Project is indeed supported now by the JIRA REST API:

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Methods like create project are not exposed via REST API. See for the full list of supported methods.

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Can i create issues and tasks via REST api ?

Can i assign an issue to a sprint ?

Yes. Assigning issues to Sprint needs JIRA Agile REST APIs. It is not public but you can figure it out from the calls using Firebug or Chrome developer tools and use them.

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I found a method to create new project on the following page.

Isn't Create Project method available now (or not implemented yet) ?

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Are there any plans to add the ability to create a project to the API?

Its added in the latest release. See my comment below.

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You can create project using REST Api. Navigate to below URL.

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A sample of REST API to create project.

Create Project in Jira
HTTP method: POST

User-Agent: Fiddler
Host: <companyName>
Authorization: Basic YZNdaXNoMnVwYWToeqF5QHF1eXBtZW50pmlHOjIyY0gwRGJETW1hZGdJcnhCVH5NR7MJQg==
Content-Length: 176
Content-Type: application/json

{"key": "FAPI",
"lead": "admin",
"name": "FromAPI",
"projectTemplateKey": "com.pyxis.greenhopper.jira:gh-simplified-kanban",
"projectTypeKey": "software"}


You need to have token to access REST API. You can get it from Jira itself.

Hope this helps!

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