JIRA REST API permissions

Simon Buckle August 29, 2011

What's the minimum set of permissons a user needs in order to access the REST API?

I am trying to get information about a particular project, e.g. /jira/rest/api/latest/project/<name>, but I keep getting this response: {"status-code":"404"}.

According to the REST documentation if a 404 is returned then it's because the user does not have permission to view it.

The user is part of the 'jira-users' group and I can see information about the project if I log in as the user using the dashboard.


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February 18, 2015

Today it's not possible to define which users can access JIRA through the REST API, so I created a request for that:


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Jobin Kuruvilla [Adaptavist]
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August 29, 2011

REST API uses exactly the same permissions as that of the normal JIRA UI. I am guessing your login probably is not happening properly when you invoke using REST. Either you are not logged in or you are logged in as a different user?

Simon Buckle August 29, 2011

I have checked and the user I am logged in as is the same user that I specify when accessing the REST API.

I am having this problem using version 4.1.2 of Jira. Could it be a problem with this specific version? I have also tried the latest version of Jira (4.4) and I am not getting this problem.

Thanks again.

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