Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Getting 500 Internal Server error while trying to upload attachment to Confluence using Powershell



I am trying to upload attachments to Confluence page using Powershell. This is part of a script I am working to generate some reports and upload those to Confluence page. 

Here is my script block where I am getting the error:

$cred = Get-Credential
$filePath = ".\incident.txt"

$ConfluenceURL = "https://<confluence url>/rest/api/content/"
$ConfluencePageID = "<pageid>"
$Headers = @{"Authorization" = "Basic "+[System.Convert]::ToBase64String([System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetBytes(($cred.UserName+":"+[System.Runtime.InteropServices.marshal]::PtrToStringAuto([System.Runtime.InteropServices.marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($cred.Password)) )))}
$attchment = "/child/attachment"

$body = @{
file = ".\incident.txt"
comment = "Test File"
} | ConvertTo-Json

$uri = "$($ConfluenceURL)$($ConfluencePageID)$($attchment)"
Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $uri -Method Post -ContentType "multipart/form-data" -Headers $Headers -Body $body



Invoke-RestMethod : The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error.
At line:1 char:1
+ Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $uri -Method Post -Conten ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (System.Net.HttpWebRequest:HttpWebRequest) [Invoke-RestMethod], WebException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : WebCmdletWebResponseException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.InvokeRestMethodCommand

Please help me to fix this issue. Am I doing anything wrong in the REST call. I tried Invoke-WebRequest with same result. However, GET operation works fine.

1 answer

Hi @Arindam Hazra it would be helpful to check your server log file. Can you provide it?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Confluence

Confluence Mythbusters: Does Atlassian even use Confluence?

Hi, Confluence collaborators! As part of #Confluence-Collaboratory month, we’ve created a very special Mythsbusters segment, where we're dive into an interesting myth and uncover the truth behind i...

1,516 views 7 29
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you