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Fetch an image from - Authentication

My company is using Confluence Cloud.

I'm fetching a page from Confluence cloud (successfully, with a Perl app, but I'm talking any client), and the page has an attachment. When I GET the attachment, I get a 302 redirect, with a location.

Ok, but the location is at, and I'm using basic auth to get my pages. When I try to get my resource (an image) at the new location, I get this:

HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized

. . .a bunch of other stuff. . .

{"error":{"code":"ForbiddenError","title":"This resource requires authorization","href":""}}

(Typing into a browser gives me a http 403.)

So how do I authenticate my client to basic auth doesn't do it, my user id in a cookie doesn't do it; In the Web interface to Confluence Cloud, my browser receives a cookie called 'ajs_anonymous_id', but passing that cookie to doesn't work.

Suggestions welcome. . .

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Yes, sorry, but perhaps someone else can benefit from my mistake. . .


I was using cURL to try to fetch the image.  When I put the uri from the 'location' into quotes, it worked.


The authentication is in the 'token' part of the uri.  The token expires after some time, not sure how long.

what does this mean in plain simple English imagine you are explaining it to a 7 year old


i got the same error just trying to understand what it could mean


thanks in advance  

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