JIRA Python Library

This library eases the use of the JIRA REST API from Python

Active development for this library is now hosted at


Feeling impatient? I like your style.

from jira.client import JIRA

jira = JIRA('')

issue = jira.issue('JRA-9')
print issue.fields.project.key             # 'JRA'
print          # 'New Feature'
print issue.fields.reporter.displayName    # 'Mike Cannon-Brookes [Atlassian]'


Download and install using pip install jira or easy_install jira

You can also try pip install --user --upgrade jira which will install or upgrade jira to user directory. Or maybe you ARE using a [virtualenv][2], right?


See the documentation for full details.


In additions to all the contributors we would like to thank to these companies:

  • Atlassian for developing such a powerful issue tracker and for providing a free on-demand JIRA instance that we can use for continous integration testing.
  • JetBrains for providing us with free licenses of PyCharm
  • Travis for hosting our continous integration
  • Navicat for providing us free licenses of their powerful database client GUI tools.

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