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Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition by Ravi Sagar

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Leveraging the JIRA REST API

We have discussed how to start building add-ons that extend JIRA's functionalities. The add-ons are integrated very closely with JIRA's existing features; however, there are times when you need to add a few functionalities on top of JIRA so that other tools can interact with JIRA. JIRA provides access to various operations via REST.

Examples of a few operations that can be performed via REST

  • Issue operations such as create/modify/delete issues
  • Search issues
  • Create users
  • Group management operations like adding/removing users from a group

There are a lot of resources that are available through REST API. You can get the detailed list of all the resources at https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/latest/.

Use cases of JIRA REST ...

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