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what Jira Java REST client should I use

Jorge Amat Apr 09, 2018

When I look for a jira java rest client, I find that I can use one of the following options available:

Atlassian JIRA REST Java Client » 2.0.0-m2:

(last update done from Dec 2012)


JIRA REST Java Client Implementation » 5.0.4

along with

JIRA REST Java Client Public API » 5.0.4

(last update done from Dec 2017 for both)


In principle, the jira-rest-java-client is more easy and clear to use and I just need to add only one dependency to my project, however:

Is there any actual difference between the two options, despite the last date update provided by maven? 

I have checked that in both cases you cannot create a Project, despite it is possible based on

What option should I go for?


2 answers

1 vote
Jakub Sławiński Mar 04, 2019

Hi @Jorge Amat


you should use the newest JIRA REST Java Client Implementation, i.e.





Олександр Шкурат I'm New Here Apr 08, 2019

Hello Jakub.

Have you seen the issue ?

After six years it's still not fixed. I totally disagree with its minor priority as long as it totally blocks any kind of using a client API.

I've read about a number of workarounds including modifying JAR manually right inside local Maven repo, however I guess it's a shame for a such big company as Atlassian to react so lazily. 

The solution is described here:

there is even a pull request made by a community
However it looks like it is not valid.

Could you please push this problem to make your API client finally working?


Best regards,


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Edwin Kyalangalilwa Community Leader Jan 17, 2019

Hi @Jorge Amat,

I've seen lots of developers utilizing creating their own URI's.

For example:

String projectURI = "/rest/api/2/project/" + projectIdOrKey + ... );

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