Authenticate with 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
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 Jira password field:
You can always prevent access using a previously generated token by deleting it, or by generating a new one.