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Jira API authorisation error

Warren Community Leader May 09, 2017

I have both VBA and C# code which calls the Jira REST API. All was working succesfully until the change to Atlassian account (for us in May 2017). Since then I cannot get past the authorisation error "Specified value has invalid HTTP Header characters".

The C# code that I'm using is below (which was working perfectly), where the credentials are base64 encoding of "email:password" for a valid authenticated user :

        public string RunQuery(string query, string argument = null, string data = null, string method = "GET")
                m_BaseUrl = query;
                HttpWebRequest newRequest = WebRequest.Create(m_BaseUrl) as HttpWebRequest;
                newRequest.ContentType = "application/json";
                newRequest.Method = method;

                if (data != null)
                    using (StreamWriter writer = new StreamWriter(newRequest.GetRequestStream()))

                string base64Credentials = GetEncodedCredentials();
                newRequest.Headers.Add("Authorization: ", "Basic " + base64Credentials);

                HttpWebResponse response = newRequest.GetResponse() as HttpWebResponse;

                string result = string.Empty;
                using (StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream()))
                    result = reader.ReadToEnd();

                newRequest = null;
                response = null;

                return result;

Any help would be greatly appreciated

1 answer

We also had applications returning this error this morning.

Normal service seems to have resumed now.

I suggest testing again.

Warren Community Leader May 09, 2017

Wow, 10 minutes ago it wasn't working, but it is now.


it came back at the same time as came back....

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