How to retrieve application license details or set the license via private REST API in Jira 7+

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Platform notice: Server and Data Center only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.


This document is for System Administrators who would like to use the private REST API to:

  • either retrieve their application license details
  • or update/set the application license key 

(warning) Please note that these are private endpoints and may change without notice. Please refer to JRASERVER-65774 - Getting issue details... STATUS for an official public endpoint.

Solution to retrieve the license details:

The following endpoints will return the license details for the respective application

  • Jira Software

  • Jira Service Management

  • Jira Core


Here is an example response:

    "valid": true,
    "evaluation": false,
    "maximumNumberOfUsers": 10000,
    "licenseType": "Commercial",
    "creationDateString": "07/Dec/15",
    "expiryDate": 4100331600000,
    "expiryDateString": "07/Dec/17",
    "organizationName": "Atlassian",
    "dataCenter": false,
    "subscription": false,
    "maintenanceExpired": false,
    "enterprise": false,
    "active": true,
    "autoRenewal": false

(info) As an additional information, you can use api/2/applicationrole to identify number of used/remaining licenses in the application. More information here: GET /rest/api/2/applicationrole/{key}

Solution to set the license:

To set the license details, you will need to use the following API call using:

  • the POST method
  • the following body where <LICENSE_KEY> needs to be replaced with the license key of the application you are trying set the license for

    {"licenseKey": "<LICENSE_KEY>"}
  • the following endpoints for the respective application:
    • Jira Software

    • Jira Service Management

    • Jira Core


An example of how the cURL command would look like to set the value for jira-software (replace admin username, password, JIRA_BASE_URL and the actual license):

curl -v -u adminusername:adminpassword -X POST <JIRA_BASE_URL>/rest/plugins/applications/1.0/installed/jira-software/license/ -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.atl.plugins+json" -d '{"licenseKey":"xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"}'

If not familiar with REST API, you can refer to the following documentation:

For add-ons, you can refer to the following article instead:

Last modified on Nov 29, 2022

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