I notice in the documentation that there is docs for a REST API for Jira Cloud, and another set of documentation for the REST API for Jira Server. TL;DR but browsing through the documentation there does not appear to be a lot of obvious difference.
We'd prefer to develop a client that works with both cloud and server. Does anyone know the core differences between these APIs?
The only difference I saw (on latest versions as of today's date) was mention of Atlassian Connect authentication and development for Cloud.
Separate docs come from best practice - These are technically different products and features may have different release dates on different platforms and the way those features work is not always going to be the same. Also it's important for Server to use the correct version.
There isn't a significant divergence in the Jira REST API as far as I am aware of right now. But there may be in the future.
Yes, I get that the APIs will diverge over time. I just wanted to respond to the original post and document what I believe to be a fairly significant difference between the two. I hope others might find it useful as I was having a hard time investigating this issue.
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