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Jira cloud Webhook not fired

Hi, I am trying to setup webhooks to that my azure functions are executed. At the moment I do not care what the event is, I just want the webhook to fire. For this reason I have checked all the events. I have posted a screenshot of the setup in the webhook. We are using the Cloud version of Jira so I am not sure how to debug. I have tried to create an issue, delete, add worklog etc but nothing seems to fire the webhook because there is no activity in the Azure function.

I have tested to paste the URL in the browser and I get a response and the azure function is triggered.

Is there a way to see a log or something similar? 

Thanks in advance.

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Apparently the url can not be too long in jira.. I solved it with a proxy in Azure function.  

You may also be able to solve it by generating a different function or host key


Go to your Azure Function in > Manage > Function Keys (or Host Keys) > Add new Function/host key > manually type in a shorter key.

Is this matter solved.  I have same problem



Ramona Chappel

Hi George,
have you already tried to manually trigger your Azure function by using a REST client or curl with the URL you entered in the webhook?

I have tried to do a GET request through postman with the url that I entered in the webhook setup. 


That works fine.

As far as I know if a webhook is triggered, the corresponding request is sent with POST, not with GET because the webhook transfers data to the target system (payload).

From the documentation (

Webhooks are user-defined HTTP POST callbacks.

Please also refer to for more information on configuring and using webhooks.

I have also tried with a POST which works fine from postman. I have followed the guide in the second link you posted. What I did skip is the part about:

"Add a webhook as a post function to a workflow", from my understanding this is not necessary.


What is weird for me is that the azure function is not logging any activity at all about incoming requests when I try to create a new issue for an exisiting project, add logging for time (worklog) or make a comment.

"Add a webhook as a post function to a workflow", from my understanding this is not necessary.

This is only required, if the webhook should be triggered as part of a workflow action. In your case you can ignore that :)

I am not familiar with Azure but maybe Azure / the firewall is blocking these requests so that they never get through in the first place?

I found a solution that i posted as a new answer. Thanks for the help though. If the problem is because of long URLs in Jira maybe this is something that should be mentioned or fixed?

You're welcome :)

Yes, definitely. In my opinion there should be a warning / an error when saving the webhook configuration if it contains an URL with too many characters.

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I agree on having a warning.

Additionally, does anyone know what the maximum length can be in order to ensure that the webhook can be fired?

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Hi George,

If you want to test the firing of the webhooks in Jira, you can always use a test tool like or similar. Just make sure you delete the webhook from Jira when you're done with the investigation. Otherwise, this poses a security risk as you'll be sending data to third parties (although encrypted).


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