How to Set Custom Headers in Communication Between Exalate on Jira On-premise and Other Exalate Apps

    This article describes how to send custom headers from Jira on-premise to the Exalate application which is installed on a separate server.

    Set Custom Headers in an Environment Variable

    You need to add the custom headers to an environment variable in your JIRA_INSTALL directory.

    //Keys and their respective values should be separated by colons (:) and each key/value pair should be separated by an escaped semi-colon (\;)
    //All the headers should be surrounded by single or double quotes
    //The format for the headers you are going to add should be the following:
    1. Add this parameter into the ${JIRA_INSTALL}/bin/ file with your custom headers.

      For more information, please read how to set properties and options on Jira startup.

    2.  Start up your Jira on-premise.
    3.  Run the synchronization as usual. Now requests include the custom headers you've set. 

    Use Custom Headers for Basic Authentication

    //Encode your username and password separated by a colon (:) in Base 64 and put it after "Basic" and a space in the value of your header, like the following example:
    //Aladdin:OpenSesame -> QWxhZGRpbjpPcGVuU2VzYW1l
    -Dcom.exalate.sync.headers='Authorization:Basic QWxhZGRpbjpPcGVuU2VzYW1l'