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Log REST call access to JIRA

Hi everyone!

I am looking for a way to see which users/interfaces are accessing our JIRA instance via REST API.

Hope anyone can help, thank you in advance!

BG Sabrina

2 answers

The log you're after is called "access_log" and is found in the <install directory>/logs/access_log (

The pattern depends on what you have defined in config file (


Unless somebody specifically hid it then it should log you the URL addresses accessed and the particular user, method, etc., again depends on the pattern.

However, bear in mind that Jira often speak to itself via REST, and so can other AppLink'd applications such as Confluence. Just because a user has requested a particular REST endpoint, does not mean they specifically wanted to in any programmatic way - it may have been incurred at some point during their regular Jira session.

Google "Jira REST API access log"

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