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Jira REST api getting 403 Forbidden Basic Authentication Edited

I am trying to do a basic auth to Jira, but i keep receiving the error 403 forbidden.

My code is : 

import static java.lang.System.out;


import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.auth.AuthScope;
import org.apache.http.auth.UsernamePasswordCredentials;
import org.apache.http.client.CredentialsProvider;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.BasicCredentialsProvider;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClientBuilder;
public class authentication

public static void main(String[] args) {
CredentialsProvider provider = new BasicCredentialsProvider();
UsernamePasswordCredentials credentials = new UsernamePasswordCredentials("username", "password");
provider.setCredentials(AuthScope.ANY, credentials);
HttpClient client = HttpClientBuilder.create().setDefaultCredentialsProvider(provider).build();

HttpResponse response;
try {
response = client.execute(new HttpGet("https://localhost:8080/rest/api/2/issue/project-1"));
int statusCode = response.getStatusLine().getStatusCode();
out.println("Response Code :"+ statusCode);
} catch (IOException e) {
// TODO Auto-generated catch block



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thanks , but I've made it work with this code:


import com.mashape.unirest.http.HttpResponse;
import com.mashape.unirest.http.Unirest;
import com.mashape.unirest.http.exceptions.UnirestException;

public class getIssue {

public static void main(String[] args) {

try {
HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.get("<jiralink>")
.header("Content-Type", "application/json")
.header("Authorization", "Basic <64login:pass>")

.header("cache-control", "no-cache")
} catch (UnirestException e) {
// TODO Auto-generated catch block


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Hello Rafael,

There are a couple things to check to ensure your account is working as expected.

  1. Has CAPTCHA been triggered for the user, preventing them from authenticating?
    1. Complete the following to reset CAPTCHA:
      1. Click on the Gear icon in the upper right of JIRA
      2. Select User Management
      3. Find the right user
      4. Click on the Reset Failed Login Countlink in the Login Details column.
  2. Can you access the URL within a browser and get a valid response?

Please let us know if if these help or if you’re still getting a 403 response.

Stephen Sifers

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