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How to download a file attached in confluence page

I'm a little bit confused with the REST API documentation.


Say I have a confluence page 


In the above page there is a section with a hyperlink like the below


Reading a little bit around I found an answer implying that with this https://COMPANY_DOMAIN/rest/api/content/{id}/child/attachment I could download the file but not sure what the actual id is.


I tried with a GET and adding Authorization header with my company credentials.

Any ideas or examples?

1 answer

Dear @Georgios Taskos,

nearly everything you need is written in the upper article.

First you need a list of all attachments (can also be only one) of one page.This is done via Rest:

GET /rest/api/content/{id}/child/attachment

The {id} is the internal number of your page. You can see this when you click on Page Information.

In the JSON response you have to look for the attachment and remember its

_links -> download

value. Then you need to make a normal HTTP call to download the file.


There the authentication works different as for a rest call, when not running from the browser. Read this post. Its for Jira, but it works the same way for Confluence.

So long


Thomas Deiler Community Leader Feb 05, 2018

Dear @Georgios Taskos,

you didn't come back to this question. Have you solved your problem? Do you need still assistance?

So long


I am unable to list attachments of a page like you said.

I got 404 after hitting 


Thomas Deiler Community Leader Jul 13, 2019

Dear @Rahul_Purohit ,

there was a typo - I fixed in my answer:





So long


@Thomas Deiler 

The following curl command to GET a list of attachment with their 'result' worked where I am getting a 'result' of attachment. 

curl -X GET -H "Authorization: Basic BASE64CODE" -H "X-Atlassian-Token: nocheck" https://<COMPANY_DOMAIN>/rest/api/content/<pg-id>/child/attachment?filename=<filename>

However, I am trying to download an attachment.

In result with multiple parameters of attachment, I am seeing download part...



I would like to download this attachment in remote host.

Can you please help me figure out the EXACT curl command to download the file in REMOTE HOST directory (hostname@//home/backup/)

Let me know please.




Thomas Deiler Community Leader Jan 06, 2022


welcome to the community!

Please do as described in my post from Feb 1, 2018:

  • first fetching all attachment information of one page
  • then simple take the download link (it's in the JSON response) to get one attachment

The curl command is

curl -H "Authorization: Basic ....." <download link>

So long

Thomas D

Hello @Thomas Deiler 


I ran the following command and it shows me file data in the remote server itself.

curl -H "Authorization: Basic BASE64CODE" https://<COMPANY_DOMAIN>(/download/attachments/<pg-id>/<filename>?

However, I would like to SAVE the exact file with same format in remote server in some directory (Let's say //home/backup)




Hello @Thomas Deiler 

I just figured out the way to download and save it in remote server. Here is the curl command:

curl -H "Authorization: Basic BASE64CODE" https://<COMPANY_DOMAIN>/download/attachments/<pg-id>/<filename>? -o //home/backup/<filename>




Hi, I got the download link URL from the REST API response and am trying to download the file but having trouble.

What am I missing? The below request returns a 302 HTTP response with a `location` response header that seems to point to the exact location of the file

curl -u <email>:<api_token> "https://<domain>/wiki/download/attachments/2534081977/<file>.zip?version=1&modificationDate=1643705591470&cacheVersion=1&api=v2"

@Toru Furuya did you ever figure this out? I'm having a similar issue using an oauth2 token except I'm just getting back 401s instead.

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