JIRA APIs

JIRA provides both Java APIs and REST APIs that you can use to interact with JIRA programmatically. You can find links to the API documentation for the latest version of JIRA below, as well as links to the API documentation for earlier versions. 

JIRA Agile also provides both Java APIs and REST APIs, which are separate from JIRA APIs. You can find links to these below, as well. 

(warning) JIRA provides SOAP and XML-RPC remote APIs. However, these APIs have been deprecated since JIRA 6.0 and will be removed in JIRA 7.0. See this announcement for further details.

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JIRA Java APIs

The JIRA Java APIs are typically used when building Plugins2 plugins (for JIRA Server).

If you haven't used the JIRA Java APIs before, make sure you read the Java API Policy for JIRA.

DistributionVersion(s)Java API Documentation
JIRA Server (production)1LATEST link
JIRA Server (EAP)2LATEST link

JIRA Server (production) and
JIRA Server (EAP)

ALL link
JIRA AgileALLlink

JIRA REST APIs

The JIRA REST APIs are typically used when building Connect add-ons (for JIRA Cloud) or configuring webhooks

If you haven't used the JIRA REST APIs before, read this overview: JIRA REST APIs.

DistributionVersion(s)REST API Documentation
JIRA Cloud / JIRA Server (EAP)2LATEST link
JIRA Server (production)1LATEST link

JIRA Server (production) and
JIRA Server (EAP)

ALL link
JIRA Agile CloudLATEST link

Notes:

1. All JIRA Server release notes (including latest version) available here: JIRA Production Releases (JIRA documentation)
2. EAP = Early Access Program. All JIRA Server EAP release notes (including latest version) available here: JIRA EAP Releases (JIRA documentation)

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