JIRA: which is the authentication type mostly used ?


We are planning to develope a plug-in integrator with Atlassian JIRA and one of our client tools. This connector will facilitate data transfer on both sides. While investigating we came to know that Atlassian JIRA supports 4 types of authentication ( listed below)

  • OAuth
  • HTTP Cookies
  • Trusted Applications
  • os_username/os_password query

The developer documentation  mentions only about OAuth and Basic and we could not find much data for the rest of the types. Are the rest of types really used by customers? are there specific field inputs ?

In generic test cases, its Basic and OAuth which are being explained as authentication modes.

Please clarify if all the other types are to be included in the scope as well.


Pooja Gurjar

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We use JIRACLI and it uses the REST API (https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/latest/) If i were to write the plug-in too, i will interface with the JIRA REST/SOAP too.

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