Querying JIRA issues from another application...


I'm looking for a way to check that a string entered for cross-reference purposes in the comment field of our SCCS is a valid JIRA issue tag, e.g. user enters "OC-2134" in TFS/GIT/whatever - I need to check that "OC-2134" is a valid JIRA issue identifier.

The key thing here is that this has to be done from outside of JIRA, i.e. another application...

Using 5.0.3 at the moment, upgrading to 6.2 next week...


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I'd use REST to try to fetch the issue (it'll work in 5 and 6, so you can do it now and not worry about the upgrade). If it succeds, all is good, if it fails, issue is not there (or, can't be seen)

I've checked that "Accept remote API calls" is "ON" however all queries are failing even when I try a known valid issue, e.g.


Not sure where to go...

Just downloading & installing cURL to use that as my test client instead of IE...

Your REST url is wrong. My fault, Sorry, I should have pointed you at https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/latest/- it's got the url guide and a list of the functions if you want to get more clever (like checking issue assignee or something)

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