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How to create project with shared Configuration via REST API Edited


We need create JIRA projects via API, but we don't want create new schemes to each project created, we want create project using existing schemes.

We need to do via API the same happens when we use the option "Create With Shared Configuration" in create project screen.

Is that possible?

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Hi Sergio, I was looking for this too, and came across a solution on As Andry said there, you can use the endpoint:


with the JSON:

{"key":"NEWPRJ","name":"Test Project created with shared configuration with TMPLPRJ","lead":"user1"}

where {projectId} is the ID of the project whose configuration you are using. Since this is not documented it is not a formally supported endpoint, but it worked for me. Hope that helps!

Hello Alex, I've been trying to use this endpoint but without success, can you confirm that it still works?

Hi Lucas, 

Are you trying with the project key instead of the project ID in the endpoint?

The project key is what precedes the ticket number (such as JRASERVER in the above post) whereas the project ID is what you see when you try to delete a project and observe the five-digit number after pid= in the url.

Hello. I've been trying to use this endpoint as specified above on JIRA 7.3.6, using the ID number (not the project key) of properly configured project in the endpoint, and I've consistently received code 500 errors in the response, with a PostgreSQL exception complaining that the key I gave for the new project already exists:

Caused by: org.postgresql.util.PSQLException: ERROR: duplicate key value violates unique constraint "idx_project_key"
  Detail: Key (pkey)=(DDTPA) already exists.

This seems to occur no matter what key I use, and examining the JIRA instance afterwards, I can confirm that it did actually create a new project with that key, with the name and project lead I specified. Any tips on getting the correct response from this endpoint?

Alright, so I take back my earlier comment insofar as this actually works just fine from curl (response code 200). It's Ansible's uri module that's getting the response with an SQL error, so now I'm focusing on getting Ansible to behave in the same way.

Hello Sergio,

I want the same, but this isn't possible today with the REST API. The only way I am aware of to do this programatically is with the Jira CLI addon

LaCroixBoix Atlassian Team Oct 14, 2017

Hey Josh, if you're still looking for this I figured out a way to do it from the comments on See my other response below for more details!

Cool - I was only aware of the POST /rest/api/2/project endpoint which doesn't allow setting workflow scheme etc.

Time to automate :)


Hi , I was trying to do the same with JIRA API CLoud but i couldn't.

Do you find a way to do it?



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Artur Faruga Atlassian Team Dec 17, 2019
Atlassian Update – 17 December 2019

Hi everyone,

We've added a new project REST API option to Jira Software Server and Data Center. Starting from Jira 8.6 you will be able to fully automate creating new projects with specific workflowSchemes. We have extended Jira REST API and added a new endpoint and a new parameter:

  • POST /rest/api/2/project 
    • with a new optional workflowSchemeId field to create a project and assign a workflowScheme
  • GET /rest/api/2/project/{projectKeyOrId}/workflowscheme
    • get info about workflowScheme configured for a project


It’s worth adding that in Jira 8.0 we’ve also added "IssueTypeSchemes" API.

Artur Faruga
Kind regards,
Jira Server Developer

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Are these features also available for the Jira cloud software via REST API call?

It is working for Server, but for cloud not working properly. Project is created with internal server error. Also created project is not getting opened even from jira cloud UI.


with the JSON:

{"key":"NEWPRJ","name":"Test Project created with shared configuration with TMPLPRJ","lead":"user1"}

Above worked for me in Jira 8.5.6 DC 

Like Jnr likes this

Hi @manoj reddy gajjala ,


Do you think we can create using project KEy?




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