Replacement for JIRA SOAP service for JIRA 7.x

Hi,

We upgraded our internal JIRA instance version from 6.x to 7.x.

In JIRA 7.x, SOAP service is deprecated and no more in use whereas JIRA 6.x services were accessed using SOAP service (WSDL) from any third party applications or JIRA plugins.

We have a asp.net application which is talking to JIRA. Before upgrade, with SOAP we used to login to JIRA and access services. Since now it’s deprecated we cannot invoke WSDL as web reference.

I googled and got some information that we have to use REST-API. I was not sure how to create a login token from web application.

Appreciate if anybody can provide me the detailed explanation oh how to go ahead and create JIRA token from web application

Thanks in advance.