Got 301 when log in Jira by rest API

Hi all,

I'm trying to write a plugin to do some simple queryies in jira. What shall I do first is to log in jira, right? I do it in the following way:

#!/usr/bin/env python

import urllib
import httplib
import json

test_data = {"username":"username","password":"password"}
test_data_urlencode = json.JSONEncoder().encode(test_data)


requrl = 'https://company.com/rest/auth/1/session'
headerdata = {"Content-Type":"application/json"}

conn = httplib.HTTPConnection("company.com")

conn.request(method="POST",url=requrl,body=test_data_urlencode,headers = headerdata)

response = conn.getresponse()

res= response.read()
print res

But I got output like this:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<html><head>
<title>301 Moved Permanently</title>
</head><body>
<h1>Moved Permanently</h1>
<p>The document has moved <a href="https://company.com//rest/auth/1/session">here</a>.</p>
</body></html>

Could you help me fix this? Thank you.

1 answer

Well personally I suggest you to use python requests if you insist using method above. Or you can use jira python client.

You don't have to 'login first', just send request to endpoint you want with header "Authorization: Basic BASE_64", you can find more info at https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/JIRA+REST+API+Example+-+Basic+Authentication

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