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Authentication Error In The Python API.

I am defining my confluence instance as seen below:

confluence = Confluence(

And when I attempt the code:

content = confluence.get_page_by_id("ID.OF.SOME.PAGE.I.CREATED.AND.PUBLISHED")

I get the following error:

requests.exceptions.HTTPError: 401 Client Error: for url: "PAGE I WANT"

Is this somehow and issue with the code or is it some issue with the permissions of my organization's confluence?

1 answer

Hi @Cameron Pilla ,

Do you use ?

Please note that for Cloud Confluence the URL will be and for server any domain.

  • For Cloud you use Username=email and pass = security token generated in your Atlassian profile
  • For Server/DC you yse username={USERNAME} (not email) 

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