JIRA 5, do worklogs have to be enabled for OAUTH worklog updates

I am looking to update JIRA 5 issue worklogs exclusively via the REST API (OAuth).

Is it possible to update the worklogs for a project issue via OAUTH without the user being able to update worklogs through JIRA on the front end?

I would like our time-tracking application to supply the worklogs (using the user's OAuth access token) without the user being able to update worklogs manually in JIRA.

Thanks in advance!

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REST respects all the permissions in the UI.

If you are using a user who cannot update worklogs, then... they cannot update worklogs. Doesn't matter if it's in the UI, REST, SOAP, etc.

You'll either need to do a bit of coding in Jira to allow some form of bypass that only works over REST, or log the work as a different user

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