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Confluence REST API - Watch Space and Descendants

Is it possible to watch a page AND the descendants through the Confluence REST API?

The UI has an option to watch with descendants, but I do not see the option to include descendants when calling the  /rest/user/watch/space/{spaceKey} API.


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Dominic Lagger Community Leader May 13, 2021

Hi @Julie Torres 

The UI only shows this option, because you have the app "ScriptRunner for Confluence" installed. Out of the box, this isn't an option in confluence.

Bug with ScriptRunner installed, you can use their API. For watching descendants, you can call this:


It is a PUT operation with the pageId as a parameter.

I found this option with the chrome dev tools by clicking the "Watch descendants" button and analyse the REST calls.

Regards, Dominic

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