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Edit Jira Issue (Implicit)

In this article, I would be showing you how to edit a Jira issue with the VERB operation using the "go-atlassian" library.

Step 1: Set up the project

  1. 1.
    Create a new directory for your project.
  2. 2.
    Open a terminal and navigate to the project directory.
  3. 3.
    Initialize a new Go module using the following command:
go mod init <module-name>

Step 2: Install the "go-atlassian" library

In the terminal, run the following command to install the "go-atlassian" library:
go get -v

Step 3: Import the necessary packages

  1. 1.
    Create a new Go file (e.g., main.go) in your project directory.
  2. 2.
    Open the file and import the required packages:
package main
import (
jira ""
You can use the V2 and V3 Jira endpoint versions.

Step 4: Authenticate with Jira

In the main function, create a new Jira client and authenticate using your Jira URL, username, and API token:
func main() {
jiraHost := "https://<_jira_instance_>"
mailAddress := "<your_mail>"
apiToken := "<your_api_token>"
client, err := jira.New(nil, jiraHost)
if err != nil {
client.Auth.SetBasicAuth(mailAddress, apiToken)

Step 5: Create Issue Payload

The fields of an issue may also be updated in more flexible ways using the SET, ADD and REMOVE operations. Not all fields support all operations, but as a general rule single value fields support SET, whereas multi-value fields support SET, ADD and REMOVE, where SET replaces the field contents while ADD and REMOVE add or remove one or more values from the the current list of values.
var operations = &models.UpdateOperations{}
err = operations.AddStringOperation("summary", "set", "Big block Chevy")
if err != nil {
err = operations.AddArrayOperation("components", map[string]string{
"name": "Trans/A",
err = operations.AddArrayOperation("labels", map[string]string{
"triaged": "remove",
"triaged-2": "add",
var payload = models.IssueSchemeV2{
Fields: &models.IssueFieldsSchemeV2{
Summary: "New summary test",
Priority: &models.PriorityScheme{Name: "Minor"},
  • Finally, call the Issue.Update() method and update the issue
_, err = atlassian.Issue.Update(context.Background(), "KP-2", false, &payload, nil, operations)
if err != nil {

Step 6: Run the program

  1. 1.
    Save the main.go file.
  2. 2.
    In the terminal, navigate to your project directory.
  3. 3.
    Execute the following command to run the program:
go run main.go