REST vs HTTP Sessions

We have two different type of sessions HTTP and REST in Jira. On what basis or criteria the REST or HTTP session will be created?

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We have the same remark: some users are listed with User Session Type = REST, others with HTTP. Both just access jira through a browser, same URL. Any idea ???

The same question: users in our company uses only browser to access JIRA, however, some users access it via HTTP, other with REST and another with SOAP. I have no idea what is the rule for using one of these three protocols/methods. Have anyone any idea?

Hi, REST sessions are created when REST communication is made via the REST API. Are you actively using this? If not it could be plugins.

HTTP sessions are normal sessions created when you browse JIRA and other services that connect via HTTP.

They are different protocols that do different things.

Got the idea.

But when the user is loggining in using browser , sometimes http session is getting created and some time REST session is getting created. We are not able to find out on what basis different types of sessions are getting created.

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On what version of JIRA you're using? Also, try enable Safe Mode and try logging in few more times and determine whether it is using HTTP or REST session.

We are running on Jira 5.1.8

REST sessions can be triggered by REST-dependent elements on the page that loads after you log into JIRA. See more details here:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Answers-Developer-Questions/I-am-seeing-REST-sessions-in-JIRA-and-don-t-know-why/qaq-p/576889#U745024

if an user is connecting JIRA via Browser, it will show as HTTP

If an user is using API tools like "zephyr importer utility" or own REST tools, it will show as REST

Not always, true. @Bala Vinayagamoorthi.  As noted earlier, if there are REST-dependent elements on the page you load in your browser at login, you will get a REST session. For example, if the Sprint Health gadget from the Agile tools is on the dashboard you load when you first log into JIRA in your browser, the log will show a REST session, not an HTTP session.

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