JIRA 5.0 and later.
The REST API in JIRA 5.0 charges ahead with the ability to create and edit issues via the REST API. Here are some guidelines on how to take advantage of these new capabilities.
Follow the simple example of how to create a JIRA issue, in our introduction to JIRA's REST APIs.
A guide to how to update an issue via REST.
See our JIRA REST API tutorials.
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