JIRA on creation of new issue

Hey mates,

today i was trying to create a new issue using REST API from JIRA and I always get the error:

HTTP/1.1 405 Method Not Allowed 

I am using OAuth authentication to create and edit issues. I already edit a few fields on issues that are already created, but now I am trying to create new issue.




JSON code

"fields": {
"project": {
"key": "ProjectKey"
"component": "CAIX - TEST 1",
"summary": "TESTE REQ. NAME",
"issuetype": {
"name": "Issue"
"labels": ["CASE-TEST", "REQUIREMENT", "Tests"]

 Note: i change the project key and page of JIRA for this example.

My url: 

My JIRA version is V7.1.9.

I already search and find that is another way to create issues using rest/api/2/issue/createmeta, but i dont want to use that.


Do you have any ideia of whats is wrong ? If necessary i can put put a example of the code.

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Oct 31, 2017


REST API can send GET, POST, PUT, DELETE requests. Method Not Allowed usually means that you send a wrong request type. If you want to create an issue, it is a POST request. Make sure you make a POST request.

If the problem is not fixed kindly provide your code for making the request.

I already try the json example from JIRA API but the error still appears. See the code i am using

    "fields": {
          "key": "TEST"
       "summary": "REST ye merry gentlemen.",
       "description": "Creating of an issue using project keys and issue type names using the REST API",
       "issuetype": {
          "name": "Bug"


I Post via this code:

uri is the page: https://xpto.jira.com/rest/api/2/issue/

json2 is the example


HttpPut put = new HttpPut(uri);
HttpResponse response = null;
put.setHeader("Content-Type", "application/json");
put.setHeader("Authorization", "Basic " + args.getJiraAuthToken());
try {
HttpEntity entity = new ByteArrayEntity(json2.getBytes("UTF-8"));
response = httpClient.execute(put);

}catch (Exception e){
}finally {
return response;




Alexey Matveev Community Champion Oct 31, 2017

Replace new HttpPut(uri) with new HttpPost(uri)

Martin Varga Atlassian Team Oct 31, 2017

What @Alexej said. Also:


is not used to create issues. This is the meta data documentation for the fields you are sending to the create endpoint. 

I already find the problem :)

Needed to change to HttpPost and need to change the IssueType.


@Martin Varga AND @Alexey Matveev Thanks for your help guys! If u need something from me, contact me :)


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