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Easy way of getting all fields available in your JIRA instance

Recently i needed to get a full list of all fields that we have in jira just to build a map between screens and fields we want to have in each screen on every transition. I'm lazy and therefore , i decided to just write a small python script to achieve that ( thinking about copy pasting them manually made me feel sick:) ) So, here' a simple solution :

import urllib
import urllib2
import cookielib
import json

jira_serverurl = "{url to your jira environment}"
creds = { "username" : "admin", "password" : "test" }
authurl = jira_serverurl + "/rest/auth/latest/session"

# Get the authentication cookie using the REST API
cj = cookielib.CookieJar()
opener = urllib2.build_opener(urllib2.HTTPCookieProcessor(cj))
req = urllib2.Request(authurl)
req.add_data('{ "username" : "admin", "password" : "test" }')
req.add_header("Content-type", "application/json")
req.add_header("Accept", "application/json")
fp =

add_component_url = jira_serverurl + "/rest/api/2/field"

request = urllib2.Request(add_component_url)
fp =

json = json.loads(
for field in json: 
	print field['name'].encode('utf8')
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