I'm working on a small project for a picky developer, he has decided that he wants to enter his time via commandline, so I'm exploring the API for that. I found the API documentation, but the fields detailed in it are marked as optional. Based on other results search results on the subject I've found, it seems like what I'm posting is correct.  

I'm using POSTMAN to eliminate other factors as I troubleshoot. I'm using Basic Auth 

Right now I'm attempting to POST to:

And the raw data I'm sending is:


I get a Page Unavailable Error. 

Here's the thing, if I send a GET to the same address, it pulls the worklog for the ticket perfectly, so I don't think my auth information or the URL are wrong. 

I've tried using timeSpentSeconds instead of timeSpent, with no change. 


Any help would be appreciated. 

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Hi Rebecca,

There is an older post that appears to resolve the issue titled  Solved: API call to issue/KEY/worklog always fails with 400 or 500, never works.

I was able to verify the same behavior so please be sure to vote on the Bug ticket linked in David's answer.



Thanks! It works if I change the time to "started":"2017-08-31T04:24:19.000+0000"

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