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How can I automatically update a Confluence page using Shell script or PYTHON

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How can I automatically update a Confluence page using Shell script or PYTHON

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Dominic Lagger Community Leader Nov 28, 2019

Hi @Madhu 

I'm using python with the confluence REST API. And I'm using the requests package for any request.

The following script just creates a new page. With this little script, you should be able to create a script, which updates some content with this PUT request

newPageName = 'Atlassian Community'
url = 'URL'

user = 'user'
password = 'pw'


headers = {
'X-Atlassian-Token': 'no-check',
'Content-Type': 'application/json'
auth=(user, password)

spacekey = 'key'
parentId = parentId

mypage = {"type":"page","title":""+newPageName+"","ancestors":[{"id":parentId}],"space":{"key":""+spacekey+""},"body":{"storage":{"value":"VALUE IN STORAGE FORMAT","representation":"storage"}}}
post ='/rest/api/content/', data=json.dumps(mypage), auth=auth, headers=headers, verify=False)

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Regards, Dominic

Will this new page added on parent page or in new location?

Could you please help.

InsecureRequestWarning: Unverified HTTPS request is being made. Adding certificate verification is strongly advised. See:



This is the error which I am getting.

Dominic Lagger Community Leader Nov 28, 2019

The new page will be added at the location, where you defined with "spacekey" and "parentID". 

The parentId is the ID from the parent page, therefore, the created page is a child of that parent page. 


I don't know how to solve the problem correctly with the SSL, but you can suppress this warning with: 


Thanks alot for your help. I am new to python, thats why I am asking you like this.


added this too. 

hi how to update confluence page in existing table can you please help on this

Hi @Dominic Lagger  

To update particular values in table in page, Do we need to put whole page layout in 'value' variable? 

or is there any possible solution only directly put data into existing table

Dominic Lagger Community Leader Aug 09, 2022

You have to put the whole page into the value.

What I do, when I need to change only some values: Get the page via REST and save the storage format into a variable. Then change the storage format and put the variable into the value. 

Thanks It helps me 

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