JIRA SOAP - Create a new Role


I am trying to create roles programatically.

I have the authtoken and jirasoapservice:

Just stuck here. Any pointers or code snippets are appreciated.



I was able to create Project, User ( now trying to create roles, but going no where)

// What I have been trying

public static void CreateRoles(String token, JiraSoapServicejiraSoapService, String myRole){

//RemoteProjectRole rmpRole = new RemoteProjectRole(token, myRole," Description");

//jiraSoapService.createProjectRole(token, new RemoteProjectRole(token,myRole));


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Hi Abraham,

Looking at the provided code, I believe that the rmpRole object needs to be initialized first. I did a bit testing on my end, and I am able to create a project role via SOAP using the following piece of code:

static final String rolename="Role Name";


private static void testCreateRole(JiraSoapService jiraSoapService, String token)
			throws RemoteException
		Timing timing = Timing.startTiming("createprojectrole by setName");
			System.out.println("Testing Create Project Role");
			RemoteProjectRole create = new RemoteProjectRole(); 
			create.setDescription("This is a Role created by SOAP");
			jiraSoapService.createProjectRole(token, create);

I hope that this will help!

Thanks Ahmad.

I got it to work with your code.

What is this Timing class, which package does it come from?



Thanks Abe, I'm glad to know that the example provided above helps.

Anyway as for the timing method, actually it's meant to capture the time information of how long does it take for a method to run when we execute the code. The information will be displayed in the console. Here's a snippet of the full method:

private static class Timing
        private String operationDesc;
        private long then;

        private Timing(final String operationDesc)
            this.operationDesc = operationDesc;
            this.then = System.currentTimeMillis();

        private static Timing startTiming(String operationDesc)
            System.out.println("\nRunning : " + operationDesc);
            return new Timing(operationDesc);

        private void printTiming()
            final long howLong = System.currentTimeMillis() - this.then;
            DecimalFormat decFormat = new DecimalFormat("###,##0");
            System.out.println("\t" + this.operationDesc + " took " + decFormat.format(howLong) + " ms to run");

And when running the SOAP client, the output should look like below in the console:

Running : createprojectrole by setName
Testing Create Project Role
        createprojectrole by setName took 70 ms to run


What is the exception that you are getting?

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