How to change jira project's workflow via REST API Edited

Hi! I've a problem with changejira project's workflow via REST API.

I have a jira version 6.3.8

I tried to use this manual -

Maybe there is some hidden not documented API?

How can i do this?


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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Jun 16, 2017


I've never heard of a REST API to change a project's workflow scheme.

Why do you want to do that? 


We often creating JIRA projects (for customers) and always change default WF to our custom WF scheme. So.. I just want to automate it.

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Jun 16, 2017

Why don't you create a template-project and then create the new project with shared configuration? 

Changing a workflow requires JIRA to do a whole swathe of integrity checks that can often lead to a load of questions needing to go back to the user.

A REST interface for that would be hideously complex and barely ever used, so Atlassian have not written one.

The answer for your usage really is what Thomas said - use a shared configuration.

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Tarun Sapra Community Champion Jun 16, 2017

Using REST APIs the best you can do it to change the status of an issue i.e. do a workflow transition for a issue, but you can't change jira project's workflow to another workflow this isn't possible using REST API.

Programmatically this can be done - 

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