How can I programmatically change the Confluence "Site title" or "mail server".

I know how do change the Site Title via the GUI on the "Site Logo and Favicon" page, and also change the SMTP Server on the "View Mail Servers" page.

 

How do I update these programmatically? EIther API or database updates are fine.

 

Thanks!
Jeff

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How did you manage doing this ?

Here is how to change the mail server same to some dummy name:

psql docsdb -c "update BANDANA
set BANDANAVALUE = regexp_replace(BANDANAVALUE, ''<hostname>.*<\/hostname>'' ,''<hostname>dummy-smtp-email-hostname</hostname>'')
where BANDANAKEY = ''atlassian.confluence.smtp.mail.accounts''

Never figured out how to change the site title. 

I was able to delete a smtp server mail via Python.

To "update" it - it should be very similar. 



def get_authenticated_admin_session_and_token():
payload = {'password':'myPassword','authenticate':'Confirm','destination':''}
headers = {'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'}
url = confluence_base_url+'doauthenticate.action'
session = requests.Session()
session.post(confluence_base_url+'doauthenticate.action?destination=/admin/mail/viewmailservers.action',headers=headers,data=payload)
# the session instance holds the cookie. So use it to get/post later.
# Do another post to retrieve the atlassian-token
r = session.post(url,
auth=('admin', 'myPassword'),
headers=headers,
data=payload )
soup = BeautifulSoup(r.text, "lxml")
atlassian_token = soup.find("meta", {"id": "atlassian-token"})["content"]


def update_mailserver_config(session,atl_token):
# import requests
payload = {'password':'myPassword','authenticate':'Confirm','destination':''}
headers = {'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'}
url = confluence_base_url+'admin/mail/viewmailservers.action'
r = session.get(url,
auth=('admin', 'myPassword'),
headers=headers)

if r.text:
mail_servers = re.findall('<a href="removemailserver.*?>', r.text)
print(mail_servers)
#It will capture something like -> <a href="removemailserver.action?id=1520106736789&atl_token=5d199fff330bbc8ccb3be03c4af313f9a0102b74" onClick="javascript&colon;if (confirm(\'Remove mail server?\')) return true; else return false;">
for mail_server in mail_servers:
url_param_start_index = mail_server.find("?")
url_param_end_index = mail_server.find('"',url_param_start_index)

tokens = mail_server[url_param_start_index+1:url_param_end_index]
key_value_server_id = tokens.split("&")[0]
id_mail_server = key_value_server_id[key_value_server_id.find("=")+1:]
print(id_mail_server)
# key_value_alt_token = tokens.split("&")[1]
# alt_token = key_value_alt_token[key_value_alt_token.find("=")+1:]
url_remove_mail_server = confluence_base_url+"admin/mail/removemailserver.action?id=%s&atl_token=%s"%(id_mail_server,atl_token)
print (url_remove_mail_server)
if id_mail_server == '1520116056861':
r = session.get(url_remove_mail_server,
auth=('admin', 'myPassword'))


confluence_base_url = "localhost/confluence"
(session,atlassian_token) = get_authenticated_admin_session_and_token(target_environment)
update_mailserver_config(session,atlassian_token)

def get_authenticated_admin_session_and_token():
payload = {'password':'myPassword','authenticate':'Confirm','destination':''}
headers = {'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'}
url = confluence_base_url+'doauthenticate.action'
session = requests.Session()
session.post(confluence_base_url+'doauthenticate.action?destination=/admin/mail/viewmailservers.action',headers=headers,data=payload)
# the session instance holds the cookie. So use it to get/post later.
# Do another post to retrieve the atlassian-token
r = session.post(url,
auth=('admin', 'myPassword'),
headers=headers,
data=payload )
soup = BeautifulSoup(r.text, "lxml")
atlassian_token = soup.find("meta", {"id": "atlassian-token"})["content"]


def update_mailserver_config(session,atl_token):
# import requests
payload = {'password':'myPassword','authenticate':'Confirm','destination':''}
headers = {'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'}
url = confluence_base_url+'admin/mail/viewmailservers.action'
r = session.get(url,
auth=('admin', 'myPassword'),
headers=headers)

if r.text:
mail_servers = re.findall('<a href="removemailserver.*?>', r.text)
print(mail_servers)
#It will capture something like -> <a href="removemailserver.action?id=1520106736789&atl_token=5d199fff330bbc8ccb3be03c4af313f9a0102b74" onClick="javascript&colon;if (confirm(\'Remove mail server?\')) return true; else return false;">
for mail_server in mail_servers:
url_param_start_index = mail_server.find("?")
url_param_end_index = mail_server.find('"',url_param_start_index)

tokens = mail_server[url_param_start_index+1:url_param_end_index]
key_value_server_id = tokens.split("&")[0]
id_mail_server = key_value_server_id[key_value_server_id.find("=")+1:]
print(id_mail_server)
# key_value_alt_token = tokens.split("&")[1]
# alt_token = key_value_alt_token[key_value_alt_token.find("=")+1:]
url_remove_mail_server = confluence_base_url+"admin/mail/removemailserver.action?id=%s&atl_token=%s"%(id_mail_server,atl_token)
print (url_remove_mail_server)
r = session.get(url_remove_mail_server,
auth=('admin', 'myPassword'))


confluence_base_url = "localhost/confluence"
(session,atlassian_token) = get_authenticated_admin_session_and_token(target_environment)
update_mailserver_config(session,atlassian_token)

Here is what I did to delete the mail server ( update should be similar)

 



def get_authenticated_admin_session_and_token():
payload = {'password':'myPassword','authenticate':'Confirm','destination':''}
headers = {'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'}
url = confluence_base_url+'doauthenticate.action'
session = requests.Session()
session.post(confluence_base_url+'doauthenticate.action?destination=/admin/mail/viewmailservers.action',headers=headers,data=payload)
# the session instance holds the cookie. So use it to get/post later.
# Do another post to retrieve the atlassian-token
r = session.post(url,
auth=('admin', 'myPassword'),
headers=headers,
data=payload )
soup = BeautifulSoup(r.text, "lxml")
atlassian_token = soup.find("meta", {"id": "atlassian-token"})["content"]


def update_mailserver_config(session,atl_token):
# import requests
payload = {'password':'myPassword','authenticate':'Confirm','destination':''}
headers = {'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'}
url = confluence_base_url+'admin/mail/viewmailservers.action'
r = session.get(url,
auth=('admin', 'myPassword'),
headers=headers)

if r.text:
mail_servers = re.findall('<a href="removemailserver.*?>', r.text)
print(mail_servers)
#It will capture something like -> <a href="removemailserver.action?id=1520106736789&atl_token=5d199fff330bbc8ccb3be03c4af313f9a0102b74" onClick="javascript&colon;if (confirm(\'Remove mail server?\')) return true; else return false;">
for mail_server in mail_servers:
url_param_start_index = mail_server.find("?")
url_param_end_index = mail_server.find('"',url_param_start_index)

tokens = mail_server[url_param_start_index+1:url_param_end_index]
key_value_server_id = tokens.split("&")[0]
id_mail_server = key_value_server_id[key_value_server_id.find("=")+1:]
print(id_mail_server)
# key_value_alt_token = tokens.split("&")[1]
# alt_token = key_value_alt_token[key_value_alt_token.find("=")+1:]
url_remove_mail_server = confluence_base_url+"admin/mail/removemailserver.action?id=%s&atl_token=%s"%(id_mail_server,atl_token)
print (url_remove_mail_server)
if id_mail_server == '1520116056861':
r = session.get(url_remove_mail_server,
auth=('admin', 'myPassword'))


confluence_base_url = "localhost/confluence"
(session,atlassian_token) = get_authenticated_admin_session_and_token(target_environment)
update_mailserver_config(session,atlassian_token)

 

Updating the site title should be similar.

I advise you to use google Chrome and inspect what API Call is being sent while clicking on the submit/save button to see how to change it based on your use case.

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