JIRA Cloud Rest API Authentication guide using JWT tokens

Hi folks!

As you probably are already aware of, there is very extensive api for JIRA allowing you to retrieve and udpate data in your JIRA instance.

You can find it on this link:


JIRA gives you multiple ways on how to authenticate requests:

  • OAuth 2
  • JWT tokens

In this article I am going to be explaining how to use JWT tokens to authenticate requests.

A simple guide can be found here: https://developer.atlassian.com/cloud/jira/platform/understanding-jwt/

But if you’re just starting out, it can be very hard to grasp the idea of building the URL and if you’d like to skip that whole trial-and-error process, continue you can get access to the rest of this article by supporting me via @patreon.

an example from the tutorial