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Is it possible to authenticate a user given a username and password using the REST API?

I was looking to see if, given a user's username and password, a request could be made to the confluence API that will verify whether or not the user's username and password combination is valid and return a value based upon that.

Is there any such endpoint/protocol?

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Bill Bailey Community Leader Jul 15, 2022

I would suggest solving the problem differently, and bringing up SSO using an identity manager. Your secondary application can then just query the identity manager.

Unfortunately this ended up being the solution. Although I did not end up using SSO, I was able to solve the problem by refactoring the workflow a bit. After providing authentication credentials my application attempts a GET request of some data from the Confluence instance, which will 200 if the credentials are valid or give a specific error if invalid. Thanks for the help!



Not sure what you want to do but you can do any REST Call that reauired authentication. If it returned http 401 it means that password/ username are wrong.


I would use this call.

While I did not ultimately go with this solution to resolve the issue, I was able to utilize getCurrent elsewhere in the process. Thank you for this reference!

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