How to get project id from the Jira User Interface

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Problem

The user needs to get the project ID from the browser (thus avoiding querying the database) in order to search via JQL query.

Resolution

Retrieving the project id from the database is time-consuming. There are two methods which can be used to view the Project IDs from the web browser.

  1. From the Project Settings page (requires administrator privileges)
  2. Using the REST API (does not require administrator privileges)

Resolution #1

  1. Go to Project > View all Projects
  2. Click on the Project Name for the project which you want to view the project id of
  3. Click on Project Settings in the lower left corner.
    • (warning) You must be a project administrator for the project or a Jira administrator in order to view the Project Settings page.
  4. Hover your mouse cursor over the Details button and you can view the project id in the navigation bar at the bottom of browser as shown below:

    For this example the project id is 10200

Resolution #2

You can obtain the project ID via the REST API by accessing the following URL:

<JIRA_BASE_URL>/rest/api/latest/project/<project_key>

This will provide all of the metadata for the project(s), including the project ID value.

(info) If you do not provide the project_key then it will return all projects.

(info) It can be helpful to paste the JSON output into a JSON beautifier to improve readability.


Last modified on Aug 12, 2021

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