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Using curl upload file in confluence but got

I want to use api uploading files,but faild.

I use the command

curl -D- -u  $USERNAME:$PASSWORD  -H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data" -F "file=@$1" -F "minorEdit=false"


and Got

  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0HTTP/2 401
server: nginx
date: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 01:47:51 GMT
content-type: text/html;charset=utf-8
content-length: 1263
www-authenticate: OAuth realm=""
content-language: en
100 48906  100  1263  100 47643   1154  43549  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:-- 44195

Can someone help me?

2 answers

1 vote
Battlebeard Atlassian Team Aug 22, 2018

Hey eastek_claire,

I have been doing some work recently with the Jira and Confluence API's and I think I can shed some light on whats going on here.

Looking at your curl command it could do with a couple of tweaks to get it working, namely changing of the header being set and the inclusion of a '-X' argument to specify this is a PUT command.
I took the liberty of re-writing this and testing to ensure it works:

curl -D- \
-X PUT \
-H "X-Atlassian-Token: nocheck" \
-F "file=@$1" \
-F "minorEdit=false" \$contentId/child/attachment

The things to note that I have changed:

  1. I have added '-X PUT' to ensure the REST API knows we are uploading a file.
  2. I have changed the header type being passed in the '-H' argument as the API requires this header type otherwise the upload will fail.

One last thing, I assume the 'contentID' portion of your command is being passed from the script you are working on? If this is indeed the case please ensure the value being passed is numerical.

You can find more info on the API's and the available calls along with some helpful examples here: API Examples and here specifically for uploading attachments: API Uploading Attachments.




Hi I tried what you suggested but got this. No image has been posted. I tried with POST too but that also didn't go through. What must be done?


I try to use the same procedure but I don't see the file on the page...

This is my code


curl -D- \
-u user:password \
-X PUT \
-H "X-Atlassian-Token: nocheck" \
-F "file=@esempio.txt" \
-F "minorEdit=true" \
-F "comment=Example attachment comment" \


and this is the reply


HTTP/1.1 405 

X-ASEN: SEN-13959260

Set-Cookie: JSESSIONID=25A9555B1E5E3BCA2B1D5790CD75DFA0; Path=/; HttpOnly

X-Seraph-LoginReason: OK



X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff

Content-Length: 0

Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:06:07 GMT

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