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Accessing Confluence Server with API

I am new to Confluence and just joined my company for few months. My company hosts Confluence and JIRA in the local server with Google G-suit account oAuth. In that case, how I can access the company confluence through REST api? 

I tried the following command, but shows connection refused

```curl -u admin:admin -X GET "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content?type=blogpost&start=0 &limit=10&expand=space,history,body.view,metadata.labels" | python -mjson.tool```


I guess I need to replace the admin:admin with my username and password. My company Confluence uses G-suit account oAuth, so I need to replace the admin:admin with my G-suit account username and password?

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Yes, you have to use a username and password that has access to Confluence. Also, you need to make sure the domain is correct and you shouldn't need the port. So, if your companies url to Confluence is then that is all you need then add the "/rest/api..." so , it would be something like this:

curl -u <username>:<passowrd>-X GET " &limit=10&expand=space,history,body.view,metadata.labels" | python -mjson.tool


Good Reference material for Confluence Server 7.0.3, change the link to whatever version of Confluence your company is running:

It works. Thank you Stephen for your help. I still have one question about the authentication. Is it possible to authenticate the get request with the google oauth since my company use google G-suit account to authenticate?

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