how do I access REST from a user???


I am new to jira REST api. In particular, I am wanting to use the greenhopper plugin.

I have successfully run the command for 'welcome' from the REST API Browser.

I run this from my developer login. Also I have used the suggested curl command.

Simply, can someone tell me how I run this from my user account.

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Here is an example REST API call executed via curl as a logged in user:

curl -D- -u myuser:mypassword -X GET

For further curl examples with the JIRA REST API, see the following documentation: JIRA REST APIs

Thanks for the reply. I can successfully use that command from my development user. But NOT from my user in the company! I have just found out that we host the jira application here because we have sensitive data. Maybe thats why it is not working???

Also, what version of jira was REST introduced? We are using 4.1.2.

REST should be in 4.1.2 but it doesn't have all the features that JIRA 4.4 and JIRA 5 provide. For those versions you can use the developer toolbox plugin, which provides the API browser. Also, make sure that the REST API is enabled in the administration section at General Configuration.

Thanks again for your response. Cant see anything within the section 'general configuration' directly related to REST, although there is a option indicating that remote API calls - which is turned on.

I guess I can replace my currently used

with my hostname?

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