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Difficulties with REST API

Hello all

I'm new to Confluence and struggling a bit with the API.

I am trying to run a basic query to get details for a Space but constantly getting 401 errors - I am a site-admin / administrator...

What special permissions do I need to be able to access the space via REST? I a using basic auth, calling the following URL:


Any help is appreciated! 

2 answers

Hello, Atlassian has recently deprecated the basic auth for cloud applications because of security reasons. You should try either token or oauth methods.

Hi, basically it's no further than:

curl -k -u your_confluence_account -X GET<instance_name>/rest/api/space/<space_key>

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