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API Token

Michael Nessler
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February 15, 2024

Hello, I'm new here, sorry for the beginner question:

I created an API token following the instructions on

If I understand the instructions correctly, I should change my confluence-user/password to <email of the Atlassian account>/<my api token> in curl. However, when I do this, the call no longer works:

curl -u <my confluenc user>:<my pw> -v "<URI of our REST API>/content/..." works well, the same call with email/token does not. Any hints?

And, why use this API token at all when Confluence-User/PW works well?

Thanks in advance, Michael

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Hana Kučerová
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February 15, 2024

Hi @Michael Nessler ,

welcome to the Atlassian community!

Are you sure you have cloud Confluence? Please, what is your Confluence URL?

Is it something like or something complete different? Thank you.

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