Getting Session info via REST API

I'm building a web-app that relies on the JIRA/Agile REST API to get/put information into our JIRA instance (onDemand).

I'd like to add the web-app user as a watcher to my create issue use case, and found the session API:

to get the information I need. Though I'm not able to get it working in my app. Using the API in my browser, all works fine, though if I try this through javascript/jquery/json, I get no response:

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>jQuery.getJSON demo</title>
  <script src=""></script>
<div id="jira"></div>

(function() {
  var jiraAPI = "";
  $.getJSON( jiraAPI, {
    format: "json"
   }).done(function( data ) {
       $( "#jira" ).text( data );

    alert( "done");


I suspect I'm running into an authorization issue, but not sure where to turn.

Ideas/suggestions (code examples would work best!)



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Jason Worley Atlassian Team Nov 17, 2013

Just throwing this out there in case you haven't come across our REST API documentation:

Hope this helps!

Jason - thanks for the tip - though I'm up on the tutorials, my question is very specific to using the API from Javascript.

I'm able to use other parts of the REST API (both JIRA and JIRA Agile) pretty comfortably (passing in credentials, etc. for server-side usage)...

I believe (though could use some confirmation) that this session API is getting information from the client-side.

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