how to authenticate using ruby to use the rest api client

Hi everyone.

I was trying to write a ruby script which would use the rest API.

However am stuck at the auth step ( am using basic auth )

from what I thought I understood i was supposed to base 64 enc my login:password then pass it with header authorization along with my request but its getting me nowhere but 403 forbidden errors.


enc   = Base64.encode64('username:passs')
my_url = ''
my_key = 'Basic '+ enc
puts enc
puts 'Authorization ' + my_key
   :method => :get,
   :url => my_url,
   :headers => {'Authorization' => my_key}
what am I doing wrong ?
Am I even using the correct methods ?

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When you try to access the url in the browser, do you see the response? or a "No permission" json is returned with 403 code?

Just because the rest endpoint you are trying to access might have additional restrictions set in JIRA (we have this set in our JIRA instance)

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