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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?

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Thomas Deiler Community Leader Feb 01, 2018

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/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


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