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not able to change issue transition via API


curl -D- -u USER:PASS -X POST --data '{"transition": {"id": "41"}}' -H "Content-Type: application/json"

returns 400: "{"errorMessages":["Can't move (ISSUE-123). You might not have permission, or the issue is missing required information. If you keep having this problem, contact your Jira Administrator."],"errors":{}}"

included this user in every group there is. added permissions for every action in a permission scheme that serves this project. ??

PUT to the same issue works just fine:

curl -D- -u USER:PASS -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X PUT -d '{"name":"user"}'

4 answers

Hi @Andrey Osadchenko,

Welcome to the community!

It looks like the you're missing the required fields. May be you can check it on the UI and verify the required fields and then add them to your data option here in the curl and then try posting it. May be something like a comment is required!?



"May be something like a comment is required!?" . how do I figure that out?

if I transition manually from interface with this same user, it works just fine

Can you verify the request that is sent to the server using the network tab on your browser developer tools?

could you or someone provide a curl example as to how would one retrieve all mandatory fields for a transition?


Can you try the GET with query param expand=projects.issuetypes.fields ?

This should get all the fields information.

Can you try


in the browser and paste that information?

HI Andrey, 

Please could you let me know if this issue is resolved. I am facing the same problem.


Best regards,


is this issue resolved?? I am facing the same problem.

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