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[Confluence Server] Cannot authenticate with REST APIs

I am following this API documentation using Python to send a simple request for content from my locally hosted confluence server.

I am getting the following error:

[HTTP Status: 500 >> ERROR {'X-ASEN': 'SEN-L14880621', 'Content-Type': 'text/html;charset=utf-8', 'Content-Language': 'en', 'Transfer-Encoding': 'chunked', 'Date': 'Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:49:57 GMT', 'Connection': 'close'}]


I have generated an API token from the site and have built a string as follows

ACCESS_HEADER = base64.b64encode('<username>@localhost:8090:<password>'.encode('utf-8'))

as described in the confluence API documentation.


I haven't been able to authenticate in any way so far. If anyone knows what I'm doing wrong, please help!

ALSO the following is my request: 

url = 'http://localhost:8090/rest/api/content'

response = requests.get(url,
'Authorization': 'Basic {}'.format(ACCESS_HEADER),
'Content-Type': 'application/json',
"Origin": "http://localhost:8090"

if response.status_code == 200:
respJSON = response.json()
respJSON = '[{0} >> ERROR {1}]'.format(response.status_code, response.headers)



Thanks in advance!! and please let me know if you require more details

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So after a lot more Googling and testing I FINALLY found a solution that seems to work as of right now.


The request (python):


page_data = {'type': 'page', 'space': {"key": space}, 'title': title,
"body": {"storage": {
"value": "<ENTER PAGE DATA HERE>",
"representation": "storage"}}}

r ='http://localhost:8090/rest/api/content',
auth=('username', 'password'), # note: this username and password do not need to be base64 encoded.
headers=({'Content-Type': 'application/json'}))

This example shows creating the page.


If anyone has any questions regarding this answer, please comment and I will try my best to help! 

hi, im trying to connect to confluence too with python, also my second day with python coding , why is your confluence page localhost, 

I go to this url for my confluence documentation :

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