How can I create an issue using wget in Jira

Hi, I am new to Jira and was trying to automate a ticket creation in Jira. I have a shell script in which I am checking for certain condition and if the condition is true, a ticket has to be created automatically. I saved my login info in a cookie file and used that for authentication. I tried below wget to create a sample issue from command line. But it did not create any ticket. can someone help me.

wget --no-check-certificate --load-cookies cookies.txt

Any help on this is highly appreciated.

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Pedro Cora Atlassian Team Jan 21, 2013


I recommend checking this page that contains some tips that may help you out.

Hi Pedro,

Thanks for the reply. For my script, I was referring the above link only. But when I tried using curl, it just ran and was showing an html output on the command line and at the end it showed done. But when verified, no ticket created. :(

Command ran is : curl -u username:password

Pedro Cora Atlassian Team Jan 21, 2013

How about using the REST API?

This page contains examples to use REST to create issues with a simple curl line ;)

Just make sure the External API is enabled in JIRA's General Configuration page.


The page you refer to ( does not exist at the given address. Where can I find it?

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Do you have any other mandatory fields that needs to be populated? Any other error in the logs?

Thanks Pedro and Jobin. I was able to fix the issue using curl. Thanks for your help.

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