How to use JIRA REST API to fetch the issues in Json from the JIRA?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: How to export JIRA application issues to JSON

I am very new to JIRA and REST. I googled it and learned few things. In most of the code snippet I saw it uses the localhost URL to get an issue, how do API JIRA response from localhost ?.
Also in some example I saw the URL like ( on this I can see JSON response to it but when I am trying access my issues with the same URL I don't see JSON response for it. eg: my issue URL is ( on this I can my issues on GUI but when accessing API URL ( I get a response 

{"errorMessages":["Issue Does Not Exist"],"errors":{}}.


Can someone please help on this ? 

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The example you've found looks wrong to me.

Try the same url, but with no .json on the end.

Hi Nic,

The URL didn't work in that way as well. I am using a sample code and URL ( on which i am getting a json response but code doesn't work on line final JiraRestClient restClient = factory.createWithBasicHttpAuthentication(jiraServerUri, "admin", "admin");

Below is my code(Source Google).


import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Collection;

public class Example1 {
public static void main(String[] args) throws URISyntaxException {
final JiraRestClientFactory factory = new JerseyJiraRestClientFactory();
final URI jiraServerUri = new URI("");
final JiraRestClient restClient = factory.createWithBasicHttpAuthentication(jiraServerUri, "admin", "admin");
final NullProgressMonitor pm = new NullProgressMonitor();
final Issue issue = restClient.getIssueClient().getIssue("TST-1", pm);


// now let's vote for it
restClient.getIssueClient().vote(issue.getVotesUri(), pm);

// now let's watch it
restClient.getIssueClient().watch(issue.getWatchers().getSelf(), pm);

// now let's start progress on this issue
final Iterable<Transition> transitions = restClient.getIssueClient().getTransitions(issue.getTransitionsUri(), pm);
final Transition startProgressTransition = getTransitionByName(transitions, "Start Progress");
restClient.getIssueClient().transition(issue.getTransitionsUri(), new TransitionInput(startProgressTransition.getId()), pm);

// and now let's resolve it as Incomplete
final Transition resolveIssueTransition = getTransitionByName(transitions, "Resolve Issue");
Collection<FieldInput> fieldInputs = Arrays.asList(new FieldInput("resolution", "Incomplete"));
final TransitionInput transitionInput = new TransitionInput(resolveIssueTransition.getId(), fieldInputs, Comment.valueOf("My comment"));
restClient.getIssueClient().transition(issue.getTransitionsUri(), transitionInput, pm);


private static Transition getTransitionByName(Iterable<Transition> transitions, String transitionName) {
for (Transition transition : transitions) {
if (transition.getName().equals(transitionName)) {
return transition;
return null;



You are using the wrong url.  Your code is irrelevant if you are looking at the wrong url.

Remove the .json


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