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Are there security risks when enabling the remote APIs in Confluence?

Hi

We are trying to enable the API access in confluence. Is it safe to enable API access and is there any way that way can restrict API access to known peers?

Thanks

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GuiVianaBR Atlassian Team Oct 06, 2015

My opinion: Is not that safe, but you can enable it.

You see, anyone who knows JSON or REST calls will be able to retrieve content or post it. The only way to restrict the API is disabling the anonymous access in Confluence, then only your Confluence users will be able to use rest calls.

Cheers,

 

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Davin Studer Community Leader Oct 06, 2015

As far as restricting access you might be able to restrict it to known peers on your firewall or possibly using a reverse proxy.

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