What was the first version of confluence to support REST?


I have been trying to make REST requests using Confluence 4.3.1. They all fail with 'Page not found', however, if I make the same request against confluence.atlassian.com, the request is sucessful.

Just wondering if 4.3.1 supported REST, or am I missing something else.

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From memory, a REST prototype came in 3.2 or 3.3, then when they decided to do it properly (because the prototype basically worked), it was enabled properly in 5.something.  The URLs changed though, so stuff you see documented for 5 won't work for lower versions, as the endpoints are wrong.

I think you need https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONF53/Prototype+REST+API as a starting point.


Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Aug 12, 2015

The prototype version is read-only, so if you want to do any write operations, you'll have to use the XML-RPC/JSON-RPC methods. The new REST API (with POST/PUT/DELETE) was implemented in Confluence 5.5.

So it is possible to do write operations in 4.3.1?

No, because the prototype, as Stephen said, is read only.

Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Aug 12, 2015

But it is possible to do write operations, it's just that you have to use the different API (RPC). Please let me know what you are trying to do and in which language.

Thanks Stephen, I am using XSLT to convert XML to Confluence Markup and the I want to add the markup to Confluence using RPC. I am trying to do this in Java.

Thank you Stephen!

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