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Create an API token for a self-hosted Confluence installation? Edited

Regarding creating an API token, is there any way to create an API token for a self-hosted (server) Confluence installation?

The need is to connect Zapier to Confluence, which requires this.

Zapier's documention states: "Confluence Cloud and Server 5.5+ are supported."

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Hi Michael,

Generating a token is only supported in the Cloud API.

Using Server you will need to authenticate. Have a look at Confluence Server REST API for more details.



Thanks Shannon - But I do not see any information about authenticating on the link you sent.  Where might I see those details?

Hi Michael, 

REST API Examples on the left-hand side does show some examples, but have a look here as well:

You can authenticate yourself for the REST APIs in two ways:

  • Log in to Confluence manually. You will then be authenticated for the REST APIs for that same browser session.
  • Use HTTP basic authentication (Authorization HTTP header) containing ‘Basic username:password’. Please note however, username:password must be base64 encoded. The URL must also contain the ‘os_authType=basic’ query parameter.

Let me know if you have any questions.



Hi Michael,

this may be too old now for you to benefit - however it may still be worth for someone who stumbles across this topic.

We have released a 3rd party App that implements the API Token Concept in Confluence & Jira.

It's available for both Server & Data-Center. It also has some additional security features (blocking normal basic auth, IP address restrictions, etc) that some people may find interesting.


P.S. Full disclosure, I work for resolution, a marketplace vendor.

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