Rest Api Groovy Unauthorized


I want to create post function based on REST API but i have problem because with being Unauthorized

This is base code in which i wanted to test connections with rest api

import net.sf.json.JSONArray

def JIRA_URL = "https://myjiraurl"
def JIRA_API_URL = JIRA_URL + "/rest/api/2/"
def jira = new HTTPBuilder(JIRA_API_URL)
jira.auth.basic "login","password"
def test = jira.get(path: 'issue/XXX-5555')

 i get this errors: Unauthorized at at$1.handleResponse( at org.apache.http.impl.client.CloseableHttpClient.execute( at org.apache.http.impl.client.CloseableHttpClient.execute( at at at at$get$ Source) at

I don't know what to do with that :( I think that is because of that my jira instance is on HTTPS not HTTP but i am not sure, can somebody help me?

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This is a quirk of HTTPBuilder. I think your hitting the issue described here.

Following the second example there should help you solve your problem.

Although it looks like your just hitting the issue REST API, you should be able to get all the issue data through the Java API without hitting the REST API.

The following should work for you if you want to do this via the REST API:


def remote = new HTTPBuilder("https://myjiraurl")
def issueJson = remote.request(Method.GET) { req ->
uri.path = "/rest/api/2/issue/XXX-5555"
headers.'Authorization' =
"Basic ${"login:password".bytes.encodeBase64().toString()}"

response.success = { resp, json ->
json ?: [:]

Hello Adam,

Sorry for lat response :( Can you show me example of rest api with script runner? I tried with solutions from your link but it doesn't work (or i dont know how to use it)


I've updated my answer with what should work for you. You'll need to change username and password along with the issue key.

Hope this helps.

Thanks! You are AWESOME!!!! :D

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