Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Next challenges

Recent achievements

  • Global
  • Personal


  • Give kudos
  • Received
  • Given


  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

How do I create an issue (REST API) without a security level if there is a default security level?

So I am trying to create an issue that has the "None" security level.

In the gui I can just select "None" from the drop down and it creates the issue without a security level.

But when I leave out security level in my api request it sets the default security level.

How should I describe the security field in my request so it will not be set?

1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted

I've not tried this, but I think sending it a null or empty security level should do it

"none" is a placeholder word Jira shows to the user instead of the more unclear "empty line in a dropdown" which confuses people.  It  represents an empty field (no data in the jiraissue table for system fields, or no line in customfieldvalue if it's a custom field) rather than the string "none"


when you explicitly set it to "null" it works

FYI: Setting name or id to empty string does not work.

Ah, great, thanks for the update!

Thanks for this info.

Note, it's important to set "security":null, not "security":{"id":null} or "security":{"name":null}. The latter two will result in an error. 
Also, set it to null and not "null". That will result in an Internal Server Error.

Thos are the lessons I learnt ;-)

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you