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How can you perform automatic/manual Re-Indexing on Jira (Software) server?

Hi Community,

Might be a silly question but i am quite new to Jira. Would there be a command to enable re-indexing on Jira using Linux terminal? I am removing the whole of index directory and got to learn that when you re-boot Jira instance the re-indexing is not automatically done? 

Kind Regards,


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Hi @robert Mugabuhamye ,

Thank you for the doc. But is there a code that could be used to automatically enable re-indexing rather than manually going through the GUI ?



Hi @robert Mugabuhamye 

See this doc.

I would like to use this API call specified on this doc to re-index jira server through linux terminal.

The only issue is that i am getting "authentication failure" when i try and get this working. I just use root without any password, so stuck on how to run this...

curl -u root:password -X POST $JIRAURL/rest/api/2/reindex?type=FOREGROUND

Kind regards,


hello @bibin.koshy .
i just tried the command using postman (basic authentication) and in command line both worked

curl -u robert.mugabuhamye:PASSWORD -X POST "http://localhost:8080/rest/api/2/reindex"

make sure the user/password you are using is jira administrators.

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