How to catch in python failed login to jira ?

Hi all,

 

currently I am using the following code to login to JIRA using python:

...
jira = JIRA(options=jira_options, basic_auth=(user,pass))
...

Let's say the user provided wrong username or password. How do I know what is the reason of failed login ?

How do I catch that ?

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Joe Clark Atlassian Team Jan 04, 2016

Ah, actually it looks like you are using the jira-python library? In this case it looks like you can rely on the HTTP Status code and look for a code of 401 to indicate a login failure.  Here's an example:

from jira import JIRA
from jira.exceptions import JIRAError

options = {
    'server': 'http://localhost:2990/jira'
}

try:
    jira = JIRA(options=options, basic_auth=('fred', 'blargh'))
except JIRAError as e:
    if e.status_code == 401:
        print "Login to JIRA failed. Check your username and password"

print "done!"

Thanks a lot @Joe Clark [Atlassian] smile

That is what I needed !

Joe Clark Atlassian Team Jan 05, 2016

No problem :)

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Joe Clark Atlassian Team Dec 21, 2015

The HTTP response from JIRA will contain a HTTP header called X-Seraph-LoginReason.  If the header has a value of OK, then the login was successful.  If the header is absent, or contains any other value, then the login failed.

Note that if the JIRA instance is using a custom authenticator (such as if some kind of SSO integration is enabled), then different rules will be in effect at the full discretion of the specific authenticator.

 

 

Hi @Joe Clark [Atlassian],

can you please include some simple example showing how to deal with it ?

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