I have both VBA and C# code which calls the Jira REST API. All was working succesfully until the change to Atlassian account (for us in May 2017). Since then I cannot get past the authorisation error "Specified value has invalid HTTP Header characters".
The C# code that I'm using is below (which was working perfectly), where the credentials are base64 encoding of "email:password" for a valid authenticated user :
public string RunQuery(string query, string argument = null, string data = null, string method = "GET")
m_BaseUrl = query;
HttpWebRequest newRequest = WebRequest.Create(m_BaseUrl) as HttpWebRequest;
newRequest.ContentType = "application/json";
newRequest.Method = method;
if (data != null)
using (StreamWriter writer = new StreamWriter(newRequest.GetRequestStream()))
string base64Credentials = GetEncodedCredentials();
newRequest.Headers.Add("Authorization: ", "Basic " + base64Credentials);
HttpWebResponse response = newRequest.GetResponse() as HttpWebResponse;
string result = string.Empty;
using (StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream()))
result = reader.ReadToEnd();
newRequest = null;
response = null;
Any help would be greatly appreciated
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