How to add user to project role using jira rest api and json format to be used

HI ,


Im trying to add user to a specific project role in a project by using JIRA rest api and invoking it throw a power shell ,but when i'm passing json data as below , its giving me "Remote server returned error:400 bad request" error.


 Invoke Rest-Method -Uri  "https://jira url/jira/rest/api/2/project/project id/role/ role id" -Method post -Headers $Headers -Body $data1 -ContentType  "application/json"


Json data

$data= @"


"user" : ["userid/name"]



$data1= $data | ConvertTo-Json


and please let me know whether i have to use PUT/POST functionality to add user to project role and its helpful if any code need to be added to Json .

1 answer

Hey Madhuri,

This should work for you

curl -D- -u <username>:<password> -H "Content-Type:application/json" -X POST -d '{"user":["username"]}' -k

curl command.PNG

Using Node.js

//Use .defaults({strictSSL: false}) to by pass SSL certificate or https connection
var request = require('request').defaults({strictSSL: false})

var headers = {
    'Content-Type': 'application/json'

var dataString = '{"user":["cinguva","apawl"]}';

var options = {
    url: '',
    method: 'POST',
    headers: headers,
    body: dataString,
    auth: {
        'user': 'admin',
        'pass': 'password'


function callback(error, response, body) {


request(options, callback);

Hope this helps

Reference threads and this one



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