How can i update work log for closed issue in "On demand JIRA" by REST API

HI All,

Throug UI we can update worklog for "Closed" issue in On demand JIRA.

But i try to add work log for "Closed" issue throug REST API i got this below issue,

Error : You can not edit the issue as it is in a non-editable workflow state.

How can i update the work log for "Closed" issue in On demand JIRA.


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Closed issues by default can not be edited. If you wish to make edits to closed issues, you will need to make changes to the CLosed status in the relevant workflow in order to make them available for editing. Some documentation on this subject can be found here and here.

Only the 2nd link works today.

If you use Tempo plugin, you can log time even on closed issues via its API. An example could be found at

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