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Create a New/Child Confluence page using Python API

I am Trying to Create a page in Confluence using Python.

This is the code I am using.


from atlassian import Confluence
import logging

conf = Confluence(
content1 = conf.get_page_by_title(space='SPACE', title='PARENT_PAGE_TITLE', expand="")

parent_id=conf.get_page_id('SPACE', 'Release PARENT_PAGE_TITLE')
SPAC = conf.get_page_space(parent_id)

status = conf.create_page(

space = SPAC,
title='This is the title',
body='This is the body. You can use <strong>HTML tags</strong>!')


But, I get an error:


raise HTTPError(error_msg, response=response)
requests.exceptions.HTTPError: Could not create content with type page



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I think you are using the wrong api function. Getting data from Confluence using the python api require to use this function

conf = Confluence(


You seem to use the wrong python api module.

I am able to get the data using this method, I mentioned.

And there is no issues with authentication as well.

I have no issues while I try to GET the Information.

I have issues while I try to POST /Create NEW_PAGE.

Does the user who create the page have permission to create page in the SPAC space ?

Yes, I can manually create a page in Confluence with my credentials.

But, When I try to do the same using Python API/Script, there is a Issue with statuscode: 403.

When I try to GET the data, the response is [200]. 

HTTP: GET rest/api/content/153359076 -> 200


But when I try to POST, 

HTTP: POST rest/api/content/ -> 403

Response text -> {"statusCode":403,"data":{"authorized":false,"valid":true,"allowedInReadOnlyMode":true,"errors":[],"successful":false},"message":"Could not create content with type page","reason":"Forbidden"}

You managed to get the page using the api but is your space open to anonymous users ?


Have you try with the following peace of code ? Even if your seems to work ?


conf = Confluence(

I am within the organization, so I am not anonymous.


I tried using the method you mentioned. And I have the authorization issue -> 401.

I am not able to get the access to the content with the method you mentioned. 

Thank you @Florian Bonniec  

I have come to know the issue. 

I am not in the Administrator's list.

Hence I was not authorized.

Thanks for the Help and Guidance.

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