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500 Error when trying to update content through API rest/api/content


I've found some questions heree looking similar, but solutions from them didn't work, so...

I call confluence API through Postman.


headers are OK, authorization basic and creds are right.


    "version":  {
        "number": 5
    "title": "my_test_page",
    "type": "page",
    "body": {
        "storage": {
            "value": "TEST! TEST!"
    "statusCode": 500,
    "data": {
        "authorized": false,
        "valid": true,
        "allowedInReadOnlyMode": true,
        "errors": [],
        "successful": false
    "message": "",
    "reason": "Internal Server Error"
I see, that authorization did't work, but why? GET responses are success even with wrong creds (anonimous read-only access). Through UI page edit work fine.

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Hi @VADIM RAKU Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Can you try below JSON body and see if that works for you


      "value":"<p>Some Updated Content</p>",
*Update your Space key, page title etc as needed.

You are a live savior! Thank you very much!!!

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Kishan Sharma Community Leader Dec 20, 2021

Happy to Help 😊

As 500 means "internal error" and as you tagged this as Server/DC instance - for these types of errors you would typically consult the applications logs (either if you have access to atlassian-confluence.log, or your admins). 500 roughly speaking should always be application-related errors, not that you would be supplying wrong parameters or payload. Almost, almost always there will be an error stacktrace thrown into the log with more details, when you happen to reproduce a 500.

As the answer at bottom says, i should send a space key as well as storage constant value. :)

OMG, Atlassian, why you haven't done an error message with 400, why 500?!

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