How can I find the parameter names for REST API in python?

I am using Confluence V6.0 and I am writing my first python scripts with REST API.

My problem: I don't know how the input parameters in POST calls are named.


To upload an attachment, the documentation gives examples using curl and multiple -F parameters:

curl -D- -u admin:admin -X POST -H "X-Atlassian-Token: nocheck" -F "file=@myfile.txt"\ 
-F "minorEdit=true" -F "comment=This is my File"\

In this forum I found a python example which showed that the function is called with the parameters files= and headers=:

r =, auth=('[USERNAME]', '[PASSWORD]'), files=files, headers=headers)

(see Rafael Sperafico's answer to
How to upload attachment to an Issue using the REST API in Python??)

But: Where do I find these parameter names (and others) in the documentation? E.g. how can I add a comment or the ContentType?

Is there anywhere a complete description of the REST API functions giving not only examples but all the possible parameters?

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Hello Jean Bausch,

Basically, you need to understand how Python works and how you can do GET, POST, PUST, DELETE requests from it. I would recommend you on reading the Python documentation on:

Regarding on adding a comment, please find below an example on how to add the comment "A new comment from Python requests" to the page ID "16744450":

import requests, json

def printResponse(r):
    print '{} {}\n'.format(json.dumps(r.json(), sort_keys=True, indent=4, separators=(',', ': ')), r)

pageData = {
            'value':"<p>A new comment from Python requests</p>",
# print json.dumps(pageData)    
r ='',


Kind regards,


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