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Setting up Automatic Backup generation for Jira/Confluence



I'm attempting to configure the scripts at

I start with the script and enter the details at the top

EMAIL=my email address
PASSWORD=my password

but the script fails once run.

The jiracookie file gets created but then I just get the error message

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?><status><status-code>401</status-code><message>Client must be authenticated to access this resource.</message></status>

repeating indefinitely.


I believe it is failing on the line

BKPMSG=$(curl -s --cookie $COOKIE_FILE_LOCATION -H "Accept: application/json" -H "Content-Type: application/json" https://${INSTANCE}/rest/backup/1/export/runbackup --data-binary '{"cbAttachments":"true", "exportToCloud":"true"}' )


Is there a specific permission level required to access this?

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Please disregard this question.  I found a help page that states this is no longer a supported authentication method.

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