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Is it possible to authentification on JIRA API without server between client and Jira

I built a client application (angular) that allow to my team to create jira issue.

The user has to login with their jira credential (user and pw) on my app.
To post a issue on JIRA API I'm using basic auth on the request  header :
"Authorization: Basic XXXXXXXXX"

It worked well until we update JIRA and now basic auth not working anymore. 

What is the best solution to make my app work again ?

Should I implement OAuth but I need a server to manage the Jira OAuth logic or is there any other solution keep a simple client app to communicate with JIRA API ?

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So, I juste use a proxy on my angular app (client) to be able to keep going the development. For long term solution I'm gonna use a server backend as a proxy to make requests to the JIRA API and then relay the response to my client and add CORS on requests. 

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Hi @fplomb 
I hope you are well.

Depending on the Jira version a quick action is to use personal access tokens within your script. 

Kind regards,
Thiago Masutti

Hi @Thiago Masutti 

Thank you for you quick reply.

I saw this option but it's mean that all member of my team has to create is own token and provide it  when they log on my app ?

I can store it on cache but from the moment that you change browser or use an other device you have to provide the token again... And it's pretty boring compare to the basic auth 😳.

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