How to create or generate API tokens in Jira!

Before you begin:

You must have API Token Authentication for Jira plugin running on Jira Server or Data Center deployments.

You can download and install for free. Here is the installation and upgrade guide.

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1. Managing User Tokens

Users can manage their tokens by clicking on the profile icon and selecting the API Token Authentication Link

2. Creating a new token

2.1 Under actions click the button 'New API Token'.

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2.2 Enter a description for it and click on the 'Create API Token' button

2.3 The token automatically created will be displayed now

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You can now access the REST API via Basic Authorization with tokens instead of your user passwords. (if you have any).

3. Revoking Tokens

To revoke any token, simply use the ‘Delete’ operation in the Actions column.

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Advanced Features

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Atlassian username & password auth

for REST API connections



API tokens

per user and service

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API connections by

IP address and/or range



SAML Single Sign-On

User Deactivator

User Directory Sync

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