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Send post http request via scriptrunner post function

Deleted user Jun 18, 2017

Hello :)


Im wondering is there a way to send post http request via the scriptrunner postfunction feature?


The current script i have is JAVA:

OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();

MediaType mediaType = MediaType.parse("application/json");
RequestBody body = RequestBody.create(mediaType, "{\r\n\"username\":\"USERNAME\",\r\n\"password\":\"PASSWORD\"\r\n}");
Request request = new Request.Builder()
  .url("http://IP ADDRESS/authentication")
  .addHeader("content-type", "application/json")
  .addHeader("cache-control", "no-cache")
  .addHeader("postman-token", "dabd56ae-0efb-db67-72fe-657b5682a466")

Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();

Anyone care to help to convert into groovyscript.


Many thanks!




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Hi Pon:

Doing a search on this I found a community question that might be helpful to you.

Here you will find a descriptive example on how to do this with Jira and Scriptrunner. If this isn't working for you, give me a thorough example on what you want to do and I will try to provide a custom script for you.




Deleted user Jun 19, 2017

Hey Daniel, 

Thanks for the reply!

Im quite new to this, basically what im trying to do is call rest api to return a sucessful response which: 


i attempted the above, i dont see where i can place the auth/payload when sending the request, i tried searching also around and gotten around this far:


package com.hybris.activity


 def activitiRestClient = new RESTClient("")
        activitiRestClient.auth.basic "USERNAME", "PASSWORD"

def response = activitiRestClient.get(
                   path: "/devices"

I have a python 3 code which is as follows (and works in python):

import http.client

conn = http.client.HTTPConnection("")

payload = "{\r\n\"username\":\"USERNAME\",\r\n\"password\":\"PASSWORD\"\r\n}"

headers = {
    'content-type': "application/json",
    'cache-control': "no-cache",
    'postman-token': "aace72a6-d5d2-1f44-23bf-4a10b6306b4c"

conn.request("POST", "/authentication", payload, headers)

res = conn.getresponse()
data =


which im trying to convert over to groovy script. 

Any guidance would be very helpful :)






Hi Pon:

In this link you will find official documentation as to how to use httpBuilder to send a post request. That is the utility that we use to build post request in Adaptavist.




Deleted user Jun 21, 2017

Thanks Daniel :) got it working. 


It was so simple all along:

import static*
import static*
import groovy.json.JsonSlurper
import net.sf.json.groovy.JsonSlurper

def http = new HTTPBuilder('http://IP/authentication')
http.request(POST) {
    requestContentType = ContentType.JSON
    body =  [username: 'USERNAME', password: 'PASSWORD']

        response.success = { resp, JSON ->

  return JSON
        response.failure = { resp ->
        return "Request failed with status ${resp.status}"
Like Marko Slijepčević likes this

Glad you did mate! Thanks for the upvote and good luck in future programming! 



Strange! This code gives me errors on multiple lines starting with 'requestContentType' and 'response' are not defined.

@Siavosh Kasravi 

Did you find out a way ? I am even facing errors with response as not defined

def url = ''
def post = new HttpPost(url)

post.addHeader("content-type", "application/json; charset=UTF-8")
post.setEntity(new StringEntity(jsonRequest, 'UTF-8'))

// execute

def client = HttpClientBuilder.create().build()
def response = client.execute(post)

def bufferedReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(response.getEntity().getContent()))
def jsonResponse = bufferedReader.getText()

I used this. I think that groovy code is syntactically incorrect. You must use def for inferred  types.

@Daniel Yelamos [Adaptavist] I have the below code, which I want to run in groovy via scriptrunner


curl -x "proxyServer:port" -k "http url where I want to post the data" -d '{

"title" : "API Change",

"description": "Add loads of DNS records",



Could you please help me so that I can write the same code in groovy.




I'm pretty new to this and have only done one, but it's working so thought i'd share. I'm calling a Scriptrunner script from a Post Function to post to Hope this helps:

import groovy.json.JsonSlurper

<..cut out some variable defining...>

def msg1 = [
query : 'mutation{create_item (board_id: BOARDID,group_id:"GROUPNAME",item_name: "MYITEM"}") {id}}'

HttpResponse<String> jsonResp = post('')
.header('Content-Type', 'application/json')
.header('Authorization', "${apiToken}")

//now parse the results. 
def result = slurper.parseText(jsonResp.body)
Integer iid = result["data"]["create_item"]["id"] as Integer

//then I do another call using the "iid", pretty much same process as above but i don't need to parse the result.

@sburnett - possible to share the API token code? Our jira doesn't support Basic authentication anymore and I'm looking for a code that can pull token and use it for jira REST Endpoint authentication. 

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HI @Daniel Yelamos [Adaptavist]   I have a Similar requirement can you please help me With REST Call

I Need to Make a REST call Depends Upon the Value Selected in the Custom Field 

I have posted my requirement here Please go through this once please

Can you please me 




@Daniel Yelamos [Adaptavist] 

Can you help me with the GET method to call a rest api and print the response

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