Programmatically import workflows

Is there a way to programmatically import workflows into JIRA? We want to store the workflows in XML format in source and be able to automatically update upon change. I looked at REST API and CLI and couldn't find anything.

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If you have a BTF version of JIRA and you can create your own custom plugin, then you can create your own rest method which will:

  1. Use the WorkflowManager to get the workflow and cast the jiraworkflow object as a ConfigurableJiraWorkflow.
  2. Use the WorkflowUtil to convert your XML into a WorkflowDescriptor
  3. Set the descriptor for the workflow from step 1 to the workflowdescriptor you created in step 2.
  4. Use the workflow manager to update and save the workflow from step 1.

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