Confluence plugin user authentication

While researching for different approaches I wanted to make a check also from here.

We're working on a Confluence macro plugin that would open an iframe to an external service. It's clear how the user can be identified but the service would need to validate the Confluence user's session against the Confluence. What would be the best approach to valite the user's session against Confluence?

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David Simpson Community Champion Jun 30, 2014

What is the external service? You may have options based on that.

Hi David,

Thanks for your reply.

The external service is our own application. Most likely we have to create the application link between Confluence and the external service. This allows us to use Confluence API. However, it seems that the current Confluence APIs that should be suitable for production use do not give out any means to confirm that the user is logged in (session is valid). Have you found out any way to verify user's session via Confluence API?

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