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Rally - WSAPI: Not authorized to create error when using API to create work items


Article ID: 200208


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When trying to create a work item in Rally using the API, the following error is seen in the response body:

Not authorized to create: <Work Item Type>



This can be caused by trying to create a work item type within a project to which the user has no access.


The ways to resolve this are

  • Change the integration to use a user ID with appropriate permissions
  • Modify the permissions of the current user to include the project where the work item is being created
  • Create the work item in a different project that the user does have access to


Additional Information

Keywords: HierarchicalRequirement, Defect, PortfolioItem/Feature, TestCase