Is it possible to use the zephyr API without ZAPI?



I am trying to clone a cycle through the zephyr API sending the same request that it is created when you clone a cycle from jira. 

I am sending a POST request to https://myjirainstance/rest/zephyr/latest/cycle/ with the payload:


"name":"CLONE 161:2016-01-14",
"description":"Autogenerated by Automated Tests",


and with Content-Type:application/json.

I always get a 403 Forbidden status. I do not have any issue when I send GET requests.

Currently we do not have the ZAPI add-on. 

Am I missing anything? Isn't it possible to achieve without purchasing the add-on? 

Thanks a lot,



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Hi Roberto,

Correct, ZAPI is the only way to use the API with Zephyr for JIRA Server. Currently, ZAPI is also not available for Cloud but we are working on that. You can find the Marketplace page for our ZAPI product here:



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