I've been issuing SQL statements against Confluence Database to add likes to blog/page. But I just saw "Confluence Like REST API" on Confluence Administration page, Add-on section. Does it mean that there's a REST API to add likes? I searched online but there's no result relating to that. Anyone know, if that's possible?
It's a private method, but it's certainly possible. You can see it if you monitor your traffic (when clicking the like button) and/or use the REST API Browser. It is:
and you can do either a GET (to see likes), POST (to like), and DELETE (to unlike). The limitation is that the like is applied to the currently logged-in user, so you can't like a page for someone else. To do that, you would have to use a server method or modify the database.
It maybe a better option even though I still need to update the database. Because, right now, I need to generate id for every like I insert(I just increment the largest id by one) and it kind of scares me. With REST approach, I don't need to generate id. I just need to update the username and creationdate. That said, you mentioned server method and I'm not familiar with that. How do I access those methods? Our Confluence is hosted on Cloud by the way.
I don't think the REST interface handles like yet. The basics are at https://docs.atlassian.com/atlassian-confluence/REST/latest/ and doesn't mention it.
(I am mildly intrigued by your SQL though - how do you handle the cache clearing and reindexing after running the SQL?)
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