From time to time we’ve had people wonder if the XML-RPC API is turned on for their Bugzilla installation. The answer is yes in all cases. Nevertheless it is difficult to verify as Bugzilla will not give you a meaningful response if you go to https://<mybugzilla>/xmlrpc.cgi in your browser.

Other customer want to verify the error message they are getting from a tool that integrates with Bugzilla through the XML-RPC API.

To solve these questions we have deployed our online XML-RPC client.


By default it has the URL and credentials for our Bugzilla demo, but you can point it to any Bugzilla with XML-RPC enabled (even

The tricky bit is the parameter XML.

Bugzilla XML-RPC expects a single <struct> element. The names of the parameters listed in the API docs for each function are the <name> element for the struct <member>s. See Bugzilla::WebService::Server::XMLRPC and Bugzilla::WebService for more information.

For example


This is the minimum set of parameters for Bugzilla 4.4.x as almost all methods require authentication.

To retrieve a bug you need to set the method to Bug.get and parameter XML to something like the following:


For more information on how to represent various data types see the XML-RPC specification.