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Populate Jira custom field with values from a rest API

We are trying to populate a JIRA custom field with values from an API.

We've tried nFeed but didn't go this way as nFeed doesn't support our authentication methods.

Authentication method: Connect to a rest service over https using client certificates for authentication

Is there any other way or any other plugin to populate the custom field with values from an API.

Please advice.


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Thomas Deiler Community Leader Apr 22, 2018

Dear @Veera rdy,

I would really like to help you - but I don't get your problem. Which data you you like to pull from Jira? Can you give me an example?

So long


Hi Thomas,

Thanks for getting back.

We would like to pull data from an external source into a JIRA custom field(Select-List).



Thomas Deiler Community Leader Apr 27, 2018

Dear @Veera rdy,

everything you will require is JIRA's REST API. You can populate any value (depending on the customer field type) to a Jira Issue. Best you have a look at the Documentation. Alternatively you can use Atlassian client libs to connect to Jira.

So long



There is a free app Easy Integrations which calls REST in post function and it can also update a field with a json path in REST response. However, it only supports Basic authentication and I'm not sure whether it fits your needs.

Thomas Deiler Community Leader Apr 27, 2018

Hey @Tuncay Senturk -Snapbytes-, your are promoting your own apps. Is this compliant with the community rules? ;)

Hi Thomas,

I am just trying to help. The app is free, though. I just had some comments on some questions promoting Behaviours, because that's the solution that I knew.

Thanks for warning though.

Hi @Veera rdy , were you able to get this working? I am trying to accomplish a similar functionality. I was experimenting with nFeed (Elements Connect) but I got the same blocker as you since they only support authorization grant type of Authorization Code and we use Client Credentials as authorization grant type for OAuth2.

Please let me know.


Thank you

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