How to make a rest API call with OAuth Edited

Hi ,

How to make a rest API call with OAuth to JIRA server like

How to send consumer key, consumer secret, signature type ?

if they have to be sent through headers. what are the headers to be added and with which names?


I want to make API requests from my client application(web application) to Jira for creating project and custom fields, now am using basic authentication which is working fine. 


Thanks in advance.

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Hi Ahbinay,

There is a guide you can start with titled JIRA REST API Example - OAuth authentication.  It explains how to allow REST clients to authenticate using OAuth.



Hi Branden,

Thanks for the response, I have gone through the guide on OAuth example.

But, the example uses a separate jar for obtaining access token which is required to be sent with each API call. 

My program makes multiple API requests to JIRA for which I am using Spring REST Template to GET and POST data.

How should I send Access Token with each API request? and Is there a way to obtain Access Token without using the jar given by JIRA.




Hi Abhinay,

Here are a couple resources I can provide:

The Atlassian 3-legged OAuth Example repository

The Java Source Code is there as well: Source

Read through the source and the examples and you should be able to create your own methods.



Hi Branden,

Is it possible to use the same oauth token to access jira from more than one URL?


James Brown

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