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Any confluence REST call returns 404 Edited

I am trying to get a confluence page, and my final goal is to modify it, but I seem to get a 404 return regardless of what I call. I am using the Jira REST quite a lot, which works fine, but for confluence I have no idea what is wrong.

I have admin privileges to the entire chain of pages and my python code is as follows:

auth = (<myUser>, <myPassword>)
headers = {'Content-Type' : 'application/json'}
url = "https://<myDomain>/confluence/rest/api/content/295789998?"

response = requests.get(url, auth=auth, headers=headers)

which prints:
<Response [404]>

In pure desperation I tried regular curl calls as well, of course with the same result.

I have tried virtually all type of calls found at:

and they all return 404 (page not found)


All help is much appreciated!




I also tried with an api token as below, and got a 401 error (unauthorized):

import requests
from requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth
import json

url = "https://<myDomain>/confluence/rest/api/content/295789998?"
token = "<myAPIToken>"
auth = HTTPBasicAuth(user, token)

headers = {
"Accept": "application/json"

response = requests.request(

print(json.dumps(json.loads(response.text), sort_keys=True, indent=4, separators=(",", ": ")))

 What am I doing wrong?

4 answers

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Diego Atlassian Team Jan 28, 2019

Hello there!

Could you clarify one specific thing for us:

- What happens if you try this, directly on the browser that you use to access Confluence:

 Is there any kind of return from the server?

facing same issue, and above link is also giving same error.

below link is working:-




I am also facing a 404 whenever i try to request a rest api call in my local confluence server.

I tried the request in postman as well still ended up in the same 404 page. 

I am using this URL: http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content . My Server is up and running when i try hit this URL in the browser i can see that page not found (404)

Could anyone let me know why is this?




 i also run into this problem. cloud someone give me a solution?

using python jira package and python requests package all will  happend 

I know this is monumentally late, but I'm using Confluence Server (installed via docker - tag 7.5.0-rc1-ubuntu) and I ran into this same problem earlier.

My nodejs app was hitting


Turns out the /confluence at the start is part of the context path, Confluence was expecting me to hit


 When I passed the Authorization header with base64 username, password, correct user permissions etc. it all worked!!! I haven't tested other REST API endpoints, but I'm sure it's the /confluence in my installation that makes it do that.

Hope I helped someone :)
Thanks, Seb

Additionally, when I typed


into my browser, I saw


in the window.

Probably test this first to see if the path /rest/api is correct for you.

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