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Jira REST API 403 Forbidden Basic Authentication with PHP

Hello everyone,

I'm new to Jira REST API so I have a Jira running on localhost, just to get used to it. Right now I'm just tryring to authenticate. The problem ist, that I get a 403. This is my code:


$username = 'username';
$password = 'api token';
curl_setopt($curl_handle, CURLOPT_URL,'http://localhost:8080/rest/api/2/user?username=username');
curl_setopt($curl_handle, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
curl_setopt($curl_handle, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "$username:$password");
curl_setopt($curl_handle, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_BASIC);

$query = curl_exec($curl_handle);
echo $query;

2 answers

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DPK J Community Leader Dec 13, 2019
$ch = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($ch, array(
  CURLOPT_URL => JIRA_URL . '/rest/api/2/user?username=' . $USER,
CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array('Content-type: application/json'), CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true ));
$result = curl_exec($ch); curl_close($ch); echo json_decode($result);


Can you above code a trial? If this works, and are you admin on your instance, i.e. have permission to read users information.

@Fabian Keketzdo you want to use api tokens with Jira Server? Api tokens are only for Jira Cloud.


You can check more here:

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