Upload/Update attachment on Confluence page via rest api

Llyr Jones
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January 12, 2023

When I run requests against this endpoint:

"https://your-domain.atlassian.net/wiki/rest/api/content/{id}/child/attachment"

I get various errors (403 for PUT and 500 for POST).

Can we have a working example for using this endpoint to upload a file to a confluence page please. E.g Upload `example.txt`.

Ideally Python but cURL should be fine either.

I am able to run get requests against the same endpoint and successfully return attachments, so I don't think there's an issue with my API key or permissions.

For context, I created the page and am able to edit it through my browser.

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Vamsi Kandala
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January 12, 2023

Hi @Llyr Jones

Welcome to the community!

Ideally, it should be POST method. 

It could be that the REST API could not find the file that is being attached.  I have not tried it in Python but used third-party application like Postman.

If you don't mind, can you list the complete curl command here (after hiding your Confluence domain, of course).

Thanks,
Vamsi

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Hi @Vamsi Kandala 

I'm using Postman but here is the cURL generated from my request

 

curl --location --request POST 'https://<Domain>/rest/api/content/<Page ID>/child/attachment' \
--header 'Authorization: Basic <API Key>' \
--header 'X-Atlassian-Token: nocheck' \
--form 'file=@"example.txt"' \
--form 'minorEdit="true"' \
--form 'comment="Example attachment comment"' \
--form 'type="text/plain"' \
--form 'charset="utf-8"'
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January 12, 2023

Hi @Llyr Jones

Is the attachment file in the same location from where you are executing this curl command?

Can you check this reference article: https://developer.atlassian.com/cloud/confluence/rest/v1/api-group-content---attachments/#api-wiki-rest-api-content-id-child-attachment-post and try out the example given?

Thanks,
Vamsi

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