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Generator of access token for Jira OAuth

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JIRA OAuth1 Setup and Usage

Python 3 Setup

  • Create Python 3 Virtual Environment
mkvirtualenv -p python3 jira_oauth1_py3_env
  • Activate this environment to work on
workon jira_oauth1_py3_env
  • Install all required libraries
pip install -r requirements.txt

RSA Private and Public Key creations

  • Make sure you have .oauthconfig folder exists in your home directory
  • Create RSA Private key and store it in file oauth.pem
openssl genrsa -out oauth.pem 1024
  • Create RSA Public Key and store it in file
openssl rsa -in oauth.pem -pubout -out
  • Again make sure both files are copied to .oauthconfig folder in your home directory.
  • Also share RSA Public Key with your Jira Admin, as they need it during Jira Application Link creation.

Jira Application Link Creation Steps

  • Logon as a Jira Administrator
  • Go to Application links section under Application area
  • Enter dummy url (as oauth token used for API access and not web access) https://jira-oauth1-rest-api-access
  • Click on Create new link button
  • Click Continue on next screen
  • Enter something like Jira OAuth1 REST API access as a Application Name
  • Don't need to fill any other information. Click on Continue
  • Now you should able to see new Application link with name Jira OAuth1 REST API access created and available under section Configure Application Links section
  • Click on pencil icon to configure Incoming Authentication
    • Enter jira-oauth1-rest-api-access (or any other appropriate string) as Consumer Key
    • Enter same string jira-oauth1-rest-api-access (or any other appropriate string) as Consumer Name
    • Enter content of RSA Public key (stored in file as Public Key
    • Click on Save

Prepare for OAuth Dance

Create starter_oauth.config in ~/.oauthconfig folder:


Perform Jira OAuth Dance

  • Make sure you are in base directory of this Repo
  • Python Virtual Environment that we create earlier is active.
  • Run
(jira_oauth1_py3_env) ➜  jira-oauth-generator git:(master) ✗ python jira_oauth_generator/
  • Authenticate in browser as directed below and then click y for question Have you authorized me?
  • After successful oAuth generation, you will get another set of values for oauth_token and oauth_token_secret. These are you tokens that you need to use access Jira without passing credentials.
(jira_oauth1_py3_env) ➜  jira-oauth-generator git:(master) ✗ python jira_oauth_generator/
Request Token: oauth_token=6AOSSREyS9HaACqEcHjcD6RJVms2NjEr, oauth_token_secret=gnpJMfbgUyG8W4dKzFW4PKFbGttV2CWm

Go to the following link in your browser:
Have you authorized me? (y/n) y

Access Token: oauth_token=lmOh7LEdvZ2yxKIm5rdQY2ZfZqNdvUV4, oauth_token_secret=gnpJMfbgUyG8W4dKzFW4PKFbGttV2CWm
You may now access protected resources using the access tokens above.

Accessing IDEV-1 using generated OAuth tokens:
Issue key: IDEV-1, Summary: Internal Devepment Issue #1

Copy both oauth_token and oauth_token_secret to .oauth_jira_config.<jira_env> file.

(jira_oauth1_py3_env) ➜  .oauthconfig cat



Using OAuth1 tokens in Sample Jira Script.

  • Using Python Requests library
(jira_oauth1_py3_env) ➜  jira-oauth-generator git:(master) ✗ python jira_oauth_generator/ dev
(EXJIRA) Excitement for JIRA Project People
(jira_oauth1_py3_env) ➜  jira-oauth-generator git:(master) ✗
  • Using Python JIRA library
(jira_oauth1_py3_env) ➜  jira-oauth-generator git:(master) ✗ python jira_oauth_generator/ prod
Reteriving Issue: ITEST-145
Issue:ITEST-145, Summary: Test access request
Reteriving 1st three Jira Projects available to you:
First 3 Projects are ['TES', 'TEst', 'TEST']

Original implementation is available here: under python/

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