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An API wrapper for Atlassian Jira

Project Description


First, you’re gonna want to do this:

pip install pyjira

You’re already halfway there!

Next, you need to set up your environment variables.

Go to your home directory (~/) and put this in “.pyjira”:

export PYJIRA_USER=put your username here export PYJIRA_TOKEN=put your password here export PYJIRA_ORG=put the organization name here

Next, add this to “.bash_profile”, also in the home directory:

source ~/.pyjira

On startup, these environment variables will be loaded and you will be able to use PyJira. Woot!


To use, import like so:

import pyjira

To get issues relating to a project:

pyjira.get_issues(“SpaceJam”) # Where “SpaceJam” is the project name

You can also limit the amount of results you get (default=50):

pyjira.get_issues(“SpaceJam”, 20) # 20 maximum results

To get a specific issue, call get_issue() with the issue’s id/key:


To get all existing fields, call get_all_fields():


To get a specific field:

pyjira.get_field(“customfield_90010”) # You can also just pass “90010”

To get all fields within an issue:

pyjira.get_issue_fields(“SpaceJam-931”) # Add False as a second parameter to get result with “customfield_#” field names


This project doesn’t have many functions at the moment, but it will be added to whenever a new one is needed.

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