I can't find Accept remote API calls settings in our jira

Hi JIRA help,

I'm trying to find how to enable API calls with JIRA for my team ( I'm currently working on one cool plugin ) and I need to test it with API's , but I can't find in our JIRA . Can you please help me?

Curl request returning 'HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request' but I'm following instructions from JIRA Dev but no luck 


Thank you,


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It's not a setting you can change on Cloud, but it is switched on.

What instructions do you have for testing the connection?

Using this doc:My curl command is looking like  :

 curl -D- -u myAccount:myPassword -X POST --data filenameWithJson -H "Content-Type: application/json" myJira/rest/api/2/issue/

Respond is:

HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
Server: nginx
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:08:34 GMT
Content-Type: application/json;charset=UTF-8
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Connection: keep-alive

Basically I'm trying to send a request with python to create an issue.


But I was checking is it working, that's why running curl command.

The url is missing the protocol and issue key

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No.  That's an add on.

Oh, hang on, you're on 7.  The flag has been removed from the general configuration.  I guess because parts of JIRA 7 require it to be on, so it's now always on.

hi, have you solved this problem?   I can't find "Accept remote API calls" setting in JIRA 7.1, either.

Please see the previous answer.


According to this comment, the option is removed as per the removal of the SOAP API.

Hi Natalia,

First login with credentials which have full admin rights.

Then go to setting->system in System info section you'll find "Accept remote API calls"  which is by default OFF so change it according to your need.

Sopan Sagorkar 

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That's incorrect - Natalia is using Cloud, so she has no access to that, and it's already enabled.

@Nic Brough [Adaptavist] @Sopan Sagorkar can't find "Accept remote API calls" at "System info" in JIRA 7(server version, not cloud). Can you help find it?

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Admin -> General configuration


May be in 7 it call REST API?

Atlassian REST API Browser - 3.0.12
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