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A PHP YouTrack client library

v1.8.4 2020-02-19 13:07 UTC


Attention! This library is based on the now-deprecated REST API for YouTrack. jetBrains has release a new version of their REST API. May be I'll create a new version of this library for the new API.

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The bugtracker YouTrack provides a REST-API. Because a lot of web applications are written in PHP I decided to write a client library for it. To make it easier for developers to write connectors to YouTrack.

The initial development was sponsored by Telematika GmbH. The current development is made by nepda.

The source of this library is released under the BSD license (see LICENSE for details).


  • PHP >= 5.4 (Tested with >= 5.6, Travis runs tests with 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4)
  • curl
  • simplexml
  • json
  • YouTrack 3.0+ with REST-API enabled (currently, the production system runs with YouTrack 2019.1)


Please look into CHANGELOG for a list of the past releases.


With permanent token

Please look into the YouTrack documentation on how to create such a permanent token.

$youtrack = new \YouTrack\Connection("", "perm:*****", null);
$issue = $youtrack->getIssue("TEST-1");
// ...

The $password parameter has to be null for permanent token login. This feature is dirty and will be fixed in version 2.*.

With deprecated username/password login

$youtrack = new \YouTrack\Connection("", "login", "password");
$issue = $youtrack->getIssue("TEST-1");
// ...

See ./examples folder for more usage examples.

Usage with ZF2 ZendSkeletonApplication

In your /init_autoloader.php

// ... snip
if ($zf2Path) {
    if (isset($loader)) {
        $loader->add('Zend', $zf2Path);
    } else {
        include $zf2Path . '/Zend/Loader/AutoloaderFactory.php';
            'Zend\Loader\StandardAutoloader' => array(
                'autoregister_zf' => true,
                'namespaces' => [                            // add this
                    'YouTrack' => 'vendor/YouTrack'          // ...
                ],                                           // ...
// ... snip

From now on you can use YouTrack-Client-PHP-Library from any file in you ZF2-App.

// ...
// example
use YouTrack\Connection as YouTrackConnection;

class ExampleController extends AbstractActionController

    public function anyAction()
        $youtrack = new YouTrackConnection("", "login", "password");
        $issue = $youtrack->getIssue("TEST-1");
        // ...

Standalone setup with composer

Run the following commands to install composer and youtrack-client.

mkdir my-youtrack-project
cd my-youtrack-project

php -r "copy('', 'composer-setup.php');"
php -r "if (hash_file('SHA384', 'composer-setup.php') === '55d6ead61b29c7bdee5cccfb50076874187bd9f21f65d8991d46ec5cc90518f447387fb9f76ebae1fbbacf329e583e30') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); } echo PHP_EOL;"
php composer-setup.php
php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"

php composer.phar require nepda/youtrack-client

(Please checkout the latest composer setup on their page)

Create a ./my-youtrack-project/client.php file with content:

define('YOUTRACK_URL', 'https://*your-url*');
define('YOUTRACK_USERNAME', '***');
define('YOUTRACK_PASSWORD', '***');
require_once 'vendor/autoload.php';
try {
    $youtrack = new YouTrack\Connection(
        YOUTRACK_USERNAME . 'invalid',
    echo 'Login correct.' . PHP_EOL;
    $issue = $youtrack->getIssue('TEST-123');
    // Now you can work with the issue or other $youtrack methods
} catch (\YouTrack\IncorrectLoginException $e) {
    echo 'Incorrect login or password.' . PHP_EOL;
$issue = $youtrack->getIssue('TEST-123');
// Now you can work with the issue or other $youtrack methods

} catch (\YouTrack\IncorrectLoginException $e) { echo 'Incorrect login or password.' . PHP_EOL; }

With this simple setup you're ready to go.

## Tests

The testsuite depends on PHPUnit. You can install it with `composer.phar`:

curl -sS | php --
php composer.phar install

The unit tests are incomplete but you can run them using phpunit like this:

./vendor/bin/phpunit ./test


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