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Python API update

Joe Simonsen I'm New Here Tuesday

Been searching around for a solid day and can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Trying to run a python script to update a single custom field on JIRA Service Desk. I originally wrote a script that worked :


from jira import JIRA

def main():

options = {'server': ''}
jira = JIRA(options, basic_auth=("jUSER", "API_Key"))
issue = jira.issue('GISSUE-123')

issue.update(fields={'customfield_10130': 'New Value'})

print (issue.fields.project.key)
print (
print (issue.fields.reporter.displayName)
print (issue.fields.summary)
print (

if __name__== "__main__" :


However I am unable to user the JIRA module in this environment for reasons. I can however use requests which led me to write:


import requests
from requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth
import json

url = ""

auth = HTTPBasicAuth("USER", "KEY")

update = {'customfield_10130': 'New Value'}

headers = {"Accept": "application/json"}

x =, json=update, headers=headers, auth=auth)


BUt this doesn't seem to do anything. I'm probably configuring this wrong as I don't have much experience with the request module here. 

Any help or advice would be great!

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