This document describes the REST API and resources provided by JIRA. The REST APIs are for developers who want to integrate JIRA into their application and for administrators who want to script interactions with the JIRA server.
JIRA's REST APIs provide access to resources (data entities) via URI paths. To use a REST API, your application will make an HTTP request and parse the response. Currently, the only supported reponse format is JSON. Your methods will be the standard HTTP methods like GET, PUT, POST and DELETE (see API descriptions below for which methods are available for each resource).