Sample Python Script to authenticate with Okta SSO account

Has anyone tried to use the Jira rest api in python to authenticate into Jira not using Basic authorization but Oath.    

We had a script that worked with Basic Authentication but our company now is using Okta.    I am curious what flow others use to authenticate against Jira when they have 2 Form Authentication enable using Okta.   For testing i can use my own account.   

When logging in for the first time Okta asks me for password then asks me a security question, then i can get into Jira.   

Do i need to get an Okta Cookie Token then pass that to Jira Oath with my user name joe@company.com ?   

 

 

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Bruno Vincent Community Champion Jan 28, 2018

Hi @Joe Vallejo

I assume you are using Jira server, not Jira Cloud. Your best option is to keep on using Basic Authentication with specific service accounts and/or from dedicated IP addresses. Okta's Authenticator actually provides optional settings to prevent authentication with SAML for users with specific IP addresses or with specific usernames: http://saml-doc.okta.com/Provisioning_Docs/Okta_Jira_Authenticator_Configuration_Guide.html#moreconfig

If my assumption was wrong and you use Jira Cloud, then you need to create API tokens for your scripts: https://confluence.atlassian.com/cloud/api-tokens-938839638.html

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