Export a confluence page for client review (no login required)


We had a problem that we wanted our customers to review technical documentation but i didn't want them to have access to the system. The content of page is private so i couldn't put it on a public page.

Currently there is no option to link to a "private" viewing url that has visibilbe without logging in. So i created a simple script that exports a whole page (attachments and all) and put it in a folder.

It is some ugly coding but it works! just fill in your username, password, the space ID and the page title and you can export it.

$soapClient = new SoapClient(null, array(
"location" => "http://shopworks.atlassian.net/confluence/rpc/soap-axis/confluenceservice-v1?wsdl",
"uri" => "http://soap.rpc.confluence.atlassian.com",
 "trace" => TRUE));

$soapClient = new SoapClient(
    ,array("trace" => 1, "exceptions" => 0)
$token = $soapClient->login('username', 'password');

$name_document = 'Title of the document';
$name_space = 'TO';

$page = $soapClient->getPage($token,$name_space,$name_document);
$page2 = $soapClient->renderContent($token, $name_space, $page->id);

$attachments = $soapClient->getAttachments($token,$page->id);

foreach($attachments as $attachment){

    $file = file_get_contents((string)$attachment->url.'&os_username=username&os_password=hk37K');
    $dir = "/home/shopworks/www/wiki/download/attachments/".$page->id.'/';
       mkdir($dir, 0777);
       chmod($dir, 0777);
    file_put_contents($dir.$attachment->fileName, $file);

function niceName($name){
    $name = str_replace(' ', '_', $name);
    $name = strtolower($name);
    return $name;

$str =  str_replace('</style>',$style, $page2);
$str = str_replace('</body>',$footer, $str);

$newName = md5(time()).'-'.niceName($name).'.html';

file_put_contents($newName, $str);
chmod($newName, 0777);

echo 'http://www.shopworks.nl/customerpage/'.$newName;

Hope somebody finds it as usefull as me.

Greetings Gijs


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Gary Sackett Atlassian Team Jan 16, 2013

Hi Gijs,

Nice work on this - what format does the page get saved as locally? Our Support Staff will proably link this as a posssible workaround for other users - again, great work.



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Hi Gary,

Thank you, the format is html. When you use this with other plugins like Balsamiq or Gliffy you will have some problemns viewing.

But this is our latetst version with a nice template:


Greetings Gijs

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