Creating JIRA issue (task) with bash and Python using REST API

Posted: June 8, 2018 in Linux, Scripts

In one of previous posts we created JIRA subtasks using REST API, in this example we’ll see how to create new JIRA task with Epic link,label, assignee and reporter


curl -D- -u user:pass -X POST --data "{\"fields\":{\"labels\":[\"SERVICES\"],\"assignee\":{\"name\":\"emergencyadmin\"},\"reporter\":{\"name\":\"user\"},\"project\":{\"key\":\"AA\"},\"summary\":\"Create user account in Local AD.\",\"description\":\"Create user account in Local AD.\",\"issuetype\":{\"name\":\"Managed Service\"},\"customfield_10107\":{\"id\":\"10505\"},\"customfield_10006\":{\"CP-3289\"}}}" -H "Content-Type:application/json"

customfield_10006-epic link
customfield_10107-client account




import sys
import json
import requests
import os
import urllib2
import argparse
from getpass import getpass
from json_tricks import dump,dumps

parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
parser.add_argument('-pass', '-password', dest='password', help='svc-rundeck password.')
args = parser.parse_args()

username = 'svc'
password = args.password

def create_subtask(summary, description, key, line, user, password):
      headers = {"Content-Type": "application/json"}
      data = {"fields": {"project": {"key": key},"parent": {"key": line},"summary":summary, "description": description,
     "issuetype": {"name": "Sub-task"},"customfield_10107": {"id": "10400"}}}
      response ="",
      headers=headers,data=json.dumps(data),auth=(user, password))
      out = response.json()
      print (out)

headers = {
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',

params = (
    ('jql', 'project="Technology" AND summary~"New User*" AND issuetype="Task" AND status!="DONE"'),

response = requests.get('', headers=headers, params=params, auth=(username, password))

data = response.json()

for issue in data['issues']:
    if len(issue['fields']['subtasks']) == 0:
         line = issue['key']


         create_subtask("Create user account in Local AD.", "Create user account in Local AD.", "TECH", line, username, password)

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