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Problem to create user with jira rest client


I try to create an user with the api rest client, but I have an error : Application access permissions cannot be modified via REST in Cloud.

The API generate a request like this: 

"emailAddress": "",
"displayName": "titi Krystof",
"applicationKeys": []

But this request is not able to create an user because applicationKeys is deprecated with API V3.

With postman if i remove the param applicationKeys, it's working, but with the API I cannot remove this parameter even if I put null inside.

Thanks for your response

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Hi @Clément Balaÿ ,

Fist I want to point out the that the endpoint for creating a new user that can be seen in the documentation at  "POST /rest/api/3/user", is an experimental endpoint meaning it is subject to change without notice, and it has been updated several times recently with all the changes for GDPR compliances, so anything that you do set up on this endpoint should not be relied on in a production scenario until the endpoint is finalized, and you should also  keep an eye on the documentation for any updates to the formatting when these changes are applied.

But looking at the API docs the format should be input as follows for an example CURL command:

curl --request POST \
--url '/rest/api/3/user' \
--user '<api_token>' \
--header 'Accept: application/json' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data '{
"password": "abracadabra",
"emailAddress": "",
"displayName": "Mia Krystof",
"name": ""

Noting the Name portion is deprecated currently but still required in the input with an null value:



The username for the user. This property is deprecated because of privacy changes. See the migration guide for details.


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