Re-index Jira through PowerShell script

I want to be able to trigger a Jira re-index from a Powershell script that will be scheduled to run.


The reason I am wanting to do this is because we have test instances of Jira that have their databases updated nightly.  Once the database is changed externally, Jira needs to be reindexed.  I want to be able to run this script nightly after the database update.


I have found the API for this, but I am not quite sure how to use this with a Powershell script ( )


Thank you!

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Brant Schroeder Community Champion Nov 15, 2017

You will need to use the Invoke-RestMethod in Powershell to initiate the REST service.  I think something like this would work:

[string] $username = "username"
[string] $password = "password"

try {
$basicAuth = "Basic " + [System.Convert]::ToBase64String([System.Text.Encoding]::ASCII.GetBytes("$($Username):$Password"))
$headers = @{
"Authorization" = $basicAuth
$requestUri = ""
$response = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $requestUri -Method POST -Headers $headers
catch {
Write-Warning "Remote Server Response: $($_.Exception.Message)"

This did the trick!  Just had to switch the url from "" to "" and it worked like a charm.  Thank you so much!

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