Authenticate with the Jira API token

The recommended way to authenticate with the Jira API is by using the API token. This article shows how to find the token and how to use if for authentication. 

Note: API tokens are available in Jira Cloud only. If you're using Jira Server, you should use credentials instead


1 Create an API token

Go to your Atlassian account page and follow these steps to create an API token. 


2 Enter the token in the dashboard creation wizard

On the dashboard creation wizard, enter the URL to your Jira instance and your Atlassian account email address. Instead of password, enter the API token to the field shown below:

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You can always prevent access using a previously generated token by deleting it, or by generating a new one.

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