How to update issue reporter from Python

Hi all, I'm trying to update the reporter of an issue using the JIRA Python API (version 1.0.3). 

I am signed in (using basic auth) as a user who has permissions to edit reporters, and I am trying to do it for an issue which I myself have created. Curiously, instead of changing the reporter, it changes the assignee. 

issue.update(reporter='newuser')

Any ideas? I have tried searching, but to no avail.

Thanks! 

4 answers

Charlie, try this:

issue.update(reporter={'name': 'username'})

Where 'username' is of course the username of the user you want to be the reporter.

I have the same problem!

I converted my comment to the answer, since it's what is working for me.

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