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API Tokens Authentication

1. Creating an API Token

To create an API token navigate to My settings > API tokens. Click create new token and choose the UNIQUE label.

Remember to save returned token or you will lose access to it forever.

2. Admin API Token management

Jira Admins have access to the API tokens of all users. Admin can invalidate all tokens of one user or individual token.

3. Invalidating API Token

API Token may be invalidated. Invalidation of API token prevents further use of the API Token

4. Obtaining base URL

You have to obtain JWT from any request to /cloudmanager made from your JiraUsing endpoint:
With Authorization header set to:
APIToken <obtainedApiToken>Will return location e.g.

Curl example:

curl --location --request GET '' \

--header 'Authorization: APIToken <<Your API Token>>'

5. Using API token

You can create full URL using baseUrl you obtained in 4. by combining it with actual application endpoint

Curl example:

curl --location --request GET '' \

--header 'Authorization: APIToken <<Your Api Token>>'

Best practices:

  • It's highly suggested to create a dedicated Jira user for integration purposes. Add Application access to this user and generate API tokens using him.