It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Send post http request via scriptrunner post function

Pon Yuntawai 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!




4 answers

1 accepted

1 vote
Answer accepted

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.




Pon Yuntawai 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.




Pon Yuntawai 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}"

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



Siavosh Kasravi Mar 03, 2019

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

Vineela Durbha Apr 17, 2019

@Siavosh Kasravi 

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

Siavosh Kasravi Apr 19, 2019
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.

0 votes
Vineela Durbha Apr 17, 2019

@Daniel Yelamos [Adaptavist] 

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

0 votes
kumar Apr 22, 2019 • edited

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 




0 votes
Sugandha Singh May 09, 2019

@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.




Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
This widget could not be displayed.
This widget could not be displayed.
Community showcase
Published in Marketplace Apps & Integrations

Join our webinar: “Asset Management: The Role of Context in ITSM” with Atlassian & Riada

  Hi Atlassian Community! This is Teresa from the Jira Service Desk team. On June 19th, I’ll be hosting a webinar “Asset Management: The Role of Context in ITSM” with Atlassian Partne...

169 views 2 3
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you