Rename closed sprint on OnDemand Jira Agile

I've tried the following:

after replacing the http with https, but got the following response:



Forbidden (403)

Encountered a "403 - Forbidden" error while loading this page.

Go to JIRA home



Is this because I'm not a super admin and one can't do this with an OnDemand instance or is the page out of date and something has moved?


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Hi Jennifer,

You need to be admin of your instance to run curl.

Could you try to run these steps again?

  1. Download curl library to your computer
  2. Open your prompt/terminal
  3. Run the curl

    curl -u username:password 'yourInstanceURL/rest/greenhopper/1.0/sprint/SprintIDToChangeName' -X PUT -H 'Accept: application/json' -H 'Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8' --data '{"name":"NewSprintName","startDate":"SprintStartDate","endDate":"SprintEndDAte"}'


  • username: your username to access your JIRA application
  • password: your password to access your JIRA application
  • yourInstanceURL: e.g.:
  • SprintIDToChangeName: your sprint ID that you'd like to rename
  • NewSprintName: your new sprint name
  • SprintStartDate: in the following format... 06/Apr/14 8:00 PM
  • SprintEndDate: in the following format... 06/Apr/14 8:00 PM

Then, just check if your sprint was renamed. smile

If that does not work, please open a ticket at Atlassian SAC ( under JIRA Cloud that we will gladly change that for you.




How come we cannot rename old sprint? When I tried to rename the sprint uses rest API then I got the following error:

{"errorMessages":["Cannot update closed sprint"],"errors":{}}

As I need to rename the old sprint, because I restructure the sprint code.

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