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Basic Authentication Failure - Reason : AUTHENTICATION_DENIED

Hello. I am trying to access the confluence rest api and I am getting 401 Unauthorized.

the url i am trying to acces is https://domain-name/rest/api/content

Yesterday I used the api for the first time, i generated api token in attlasian account, i managed to connect via Postman, acces some descendants etc, but today I am getting error. The only different thing i made is that i generated another token and discarded the old one. For username i am using the full email. 

In my attlasian account the yesterday token appeared as never used before i erased it.

I even tried to manually build the authorization header but I had no success.

I saw all the other topics about this subject, i followed every step and i cannot see what the problem is. 

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Hi @Maria Brobonea 

Is the instance accessible from your browser and are you able to login normally from there?

Hi, yes, I can log into confluence and jira form the browser.

Good, now can you try to access that endpoint you want on the browser and see if you get a response. You might want to open up your developer console (Network tab) to see the response you get.


The status of the request is 200.

Trying to access the same link with basic Auth will generate the Unauthorized error.

Getting such results, I don't think you have access to such content and also this might be a permission problem.

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