Sudo for Jira

for Jira Server 8.2.0 - 9.16.1, Jira Data Center 8.2.0 - 9.16.1 and more
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  • Jira Service Management
  • Jira

Enable administrators to run REST API commands as other users

Log work as the correct user

Use Sudo for Jira from your automation system to log work done by the actual user, rather than a service account.

Easily programmed with one HTTP header

Sudo for Jira is easy to use by simply adding a single HTTP header to your request to indicate the user/email of the user you'd like to act on behalf of.

Secure, only allows admin to perform sudo

Sudo for Jira is secure, it only allows sudo to work from accounts that are administrators.

More details

This plugin allows administrators to execute commands via the REST API as other users. This is useful for example when triggering Jira issue transitions and time tracking via commit messages from another system. It can allow you to perform these commands as the actual user that made the commit, and attribute it to them, rather than to the automated administrative user.

=== Usage ===

Issue a REST API command (/rest/api/2/*) as a user with administrator privileges and include a sudo or sudo-email http header in the request. The sudo header should specify the username of the user to perform the command as, ie:

sudo: testuser

The sudo-email header will try to locate the user with the supplied email address to perform the command as, ie:


See the documentation for additional capabilities such as strict mode and cache control.

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