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

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.

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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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.

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