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Confluence-cloud Rest API returns 401 Unauthorize while fetching space with access token


I have created an access token using the below-mentioned link

When I use this access token along with confluence REST API to ge space data the error I receive is

{ "statusCode": 401,

"data": { "authorized": false, "valid": true, "errors": [], "successful": false },

"message":"com.atlassian.confluence.api.service.exceptions.AuthenticationRequiredException: Authentication is required"


below mentioned is request object


method: 'GET',
url: 'https://<domain>',
headers: {
Accept: 'application/json',
'Content-Type': 'application/json',
Authorization: 'Bearer <access_token>'



Can some one please help me with this.

1 answer

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Warren Rising Star Oct 25, 2019

Hi @kuldeep kushwaha 

In the authorization section, you need to be using both the token and the user e-mail address that the token was created with. That seems to be missing in what you've given above. You need to pass in a 64 bit encoded version of the e-mail / token pair.

Hi @Warren 

I am trying to make an API call using OAuth token and we encode email/API-token in basic authentication.

As you said tried passing 64 bit encoded version of the e-mail / OAuth token in header got the following response.

Status: 403 Forbidden.
{ "error": "Failed to parse Connect Session Auth Token"}

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