Confluence REST API examples

This page contains examples of using the Confluence Content REST API using curl. The responses are piped into python -mjson.tool (JSON encoder / decoder) to make them easier to read.

Because the REST API is based on open standards, you can use any web development language to access the API.

Finding content

Find blog posts

This example finds blog posts to display in a blog roll with labels.

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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

Example result:

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{
    "_links": {
        "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content"
    },
    "limit": 10,
    "results": [
        {
            "_expandable": {
                "ancestors": "",
                "children": "/rest/api/content/557065/child",
                "container": "",
                "descendants": "/rest/api/content/557065/descendant",
                "version": ""
            },
            "_links": {
                "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/557065",
                "tinyui": "/x/CYAI",
                "webui": "/display/TST/Test+Space+Home"
            },
            "body": {
                "editor": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/557065"
                    },
                    "representation": "editor"
                },
                "export_view": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/557065"
                    },
                    "representation": "export_view"
                },
                "storage": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/557065"
                    },
                    "representation": "storage"
                },
                "view": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/557065"
                    },
                    "representation": "view",
                    "value": "<p>Example page</p>"
                }
            },
            "history": {
                "_expandable": {
                    "lastUpdated": ""
                },
                "_links": {
                    "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/557065/history"
                },
                "createdBy": {
                    "displayName": "A. D. Ministrator",
                    "profilePicture": {
                        "height": 48,
                        "isDefault": true,
                        "path": "/confluence/s/en_GB-1988229788/4960/NOCACHE1/_/images/icons/profilepics/default.png",
                        "width": 48
                    },
                    "type": "known",
                    "username": "admin"
                },
                "createdDate": "2014-03-07T16:14:35.220+1100",
                "latest": true
            },
            "id": "557065",
            "metadata": {
                "labels": {
                    "_links": {
                        "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/557065/label"
                    },
                    "limit": 200,
                    "results": [],
                    "size": 0,
                    "start": 0
                },
                "likesCount": null
            },
            "space": {
                "_links": {
                    "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/space/TST"
                },
                "id": 786433,
                "key": "TST",
                "name": "Test Space"
            },
            "title": "Test Space Home",
            "type": "page"
        },
        {
            "_expandable": {
                "ancestors": "",
                "children": "/rest/api/content/557067/child",
                "container": "",
                "descendants": "/rest/api/content/557067/descendant",
                "version": ""
            },
            "_links": {
                "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/557067",
                "tinyui": "/x/C4AI",
                "webui": "/display/TST/A+new+page"
            },
            "body": {
                "editor": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/557067"
                    },
                    "representation": "editor"
                },
                "export_view": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/557067"
                    },
                    "representation": "export_view"
                },
                "storage": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/557067"
                    },
                    "representation": "storage"
                },
                "view": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/557067"
                    },
                    "representation": "view",
                    "value": ""
                }
            },
            "history": {
                "_expandable": {
                    "lastUpdated": ""
                },
                "_links": {
                    "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/557067/history"
                },
                "createdBy": {
                    "displayName": "A. D. Ministrator",
                    "profilePicture": {
                        "height": 48,
                        "isDefault": true,
                        "path": "/confluence/s/en_GB-1988229788/4960/NOCACHE1/_/images/icons/profilepics/default.png",
                        "width": 48
                    },
                    "type": "known",
                    "username": "admin"
                },
                "createdDate": "2014-03-07T16:18:33.554+1100",
                "latest": true
            },
            "id": "557067",
            "metadata": {
                "labels": {
                    "_links": {
                        "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/557067/label"
                    },
                    "limit": 200,
                    "results": [],
                    "size": 0,
                    "start": 0
                },
                "likesCount": null
            },
            "space": {
                "_links": {
                    "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/space/TST"
                },
                "id": 786433,
                "key": "TST",
                "name": "Test Space"
            },
            "title": "A new page",
            "type": "page"
        },
        {
            "_expandable": {
                "ancestors": "",
                "children": "/rest/api/content/950276/child",
                "container": "",
                "descendants": "/rest/api/content/950276/descendant",
                "version": ""
            },
            "_links": {
                "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/950276",
                "tinyui": "/x/BIAO",
                "webui": "/display/TST/myPage+Title"
            },
            "body": {
                "editor": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/950276"
                    },
                    "representation": "editor"
                },
                "export_view": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/950276"
                    },
                    "representation": "export_view"
                },
                "storage": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/950276"
                    },
                    "representation": "storage"
                },
                "view": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/950276"
                    },
                    "representation": "view",
                    "value": "<p>Some content</p>"
                }
            },
            "history": {
                "_expandable": {
                    "lastUpdated": ""
                },
                "_links": {
                    "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/950276/history"
                },
                "createdBy": {
                    "displayName": "A. D. Ministrator",
                    "profilePicture": {
                        "height": 48,
                        "isDefault": true,
                        "path": "/confluence/s/en_GB-1988229788/4960/NOCACHE1/_/images/icons/profilepics/default.png",
                        "width": 48
                    },
                    "type": "known",
                    "username": "admin"
                },
                "createdDate": "2014-03-07T17:08:20.326+1100",
                "latest": true
            },
            "id": "950276",
            "metadata": {
                "labels": {
                    "_links": {
                        "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/950276/label"
                    },
                    "limit": 200,
                    "results": [],
                    "size": 0,
                    "start": 0
                },
                "likesCount": null
            },
            "space": {
                "_links": {
                    "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/space/TST"
                },
                "id": 786433,
                "key": "TST",
                "name": "Test Space"
            },
            "title": "myPage Title",
            "type": "page"
        }
    ],
    "size": 3,
    "start": 0
}

Browse content

This example shows how you can browse content. 

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curl -u admin:admin http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/ | python -mjson.tool

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{
    "_links": {
        "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/"
    },
    "limit": 100,
    "results": [
        {
            "_expandable": {
                "ancestors": "",
                "body": "",
                "children": "",
                "container": "",
                "history": "/rest/api/content/3965071/history",
                "metadata": "",
                "space": "/rest/api/space/TST",
                "version": ""
            },
            "_links": {
                "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/3965071",
                "tinyui": "/x/j4A8",
                "webui": "/display/TST/Test+Space+Home"
            },
            "id": "3965071",
            "title": "Test Space Home",
            "type": "page"
        },
        {
            "_expandable": {
                "ancestors": "",
                "body": "",
                "children": "",
                "container": "",
                "history": "/rest/api/content/3965072/history",
                "metadata": "",
                "space": "/rest/api/space/TST",
                "version": ""
            },
            "_links": {
                "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/3965072",
                "tinyui": "/x/kIA8",
                "webui": "/display/TST/Test+Page"
            },
            "id": "3965072",
            "title": "Test Page",
            "type": "page"
        }
    ],
    "size": 2,
    "start": 0
}

Read content, and expand the body

This example shows how you can read content of a page with the body expanded.

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curl -u admin:admin http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/3965072?expand=body.storage |
python -mjson.tool

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{
    "_expandable": {
        "ancestors": "",
        "children": "",
        "container": "",
        "history": "/rest/api/content/3965072/history",
        "metadata": "",
        "space": "/rest/api/space/TST",
        "version": ""
    },
    "_links": {
        "base": "http://localhost:8080/confluence",
        "collection": "/rest/api/contents",
        "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/3965072",
        "tinyui": "/x/kIA8",
        "webui": "/display/TST/Test+Page"
    },
    "body": {
        "editor": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3965072"
            },
            "representation": "editor"
        },
        "export_view": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3965072"
            },
            "representation": "export_view"
        },
        "storage": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3965072"
            },
            "representation": "storage",
            "value": "<p>blah blah</p>"
        },
        "view": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3965072"
            },
            "representation": "view"
        }
    },
    "id": "3965072",
    "title": "Test Page",
    "type": "page"
}

Find a page by title and space key

This example shows how you can find a page by space key and title with history expanded to find the creator.

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curl -u admin:admin -X GET "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content?title=myPage%20Title
&spaceKey=TST&expand=history" | python -mjson.tool

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{
    "_links": {
        "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content"
    },
    "limit": 100,
    "results": [
        {
            "_expandable": {
                "ancestors": "",
                "body": "",
                "children": "/rest/api/content/950276/child",
                "container": "",
                "descendants": "/rest/api/content/950276/descendant",
                "metadata": "",
                "space": "/rest/api/space/TST",
                "version": ""
            },
            "_links": {
                "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/950276",
                "tinyui": "/x/BIAO",
                "webui": "/display/TST/myPage+Title"
            },
            "history": {
                "_expandable": {
                    "lastUpdated": ""
                },
                "_links": {
                    "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/950276/history"
                },
                "createdBy": {
                    "displayName": "A. D. Ministrator",
                    "profilePicture": {
                        "height": 48,
                        "isDefault": true,
                        "path": "/confluence/s/en_GB-1988229788/4960/NOCACHE1/_/images/icons/profilepics/default.png",
                        "width": 48
                    },
                    "type": "known",
                    "username": "admin"
                },
                "createdDate": "2014-03-07T17:08:20.326+1100",
                "latest": true
            },
            "id": "950276",
            "title": "myPage Title",
            "type": "page"
        }
    ],
    "size": 1,
    "start": 0
}

Manipulating content

Create a new page

This example shows how you can create a new page with content in a specific space. 

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curl -u admin:admin -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{"type":"page","title":"new page",
"space":{"key":"TST"},"body":{"storage":{"value":"<p>This is <br/> a new page</p>","representation":
"storage"}}}' http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/ | python -mjson.tool

Example result:

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{
    "_expandable": {
        "children": "/rest/api/content/3604482/child",
        "descendants": "/rest/api/content/3604482/descendant",
        "metadata": ""
    },
    "_links": {
        "base": "http://localhost:8080/confluence",
        "collection": "/rest/api/contents",
        "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/3604482",
        "tinyui": "/x/AgA3",
        "webui": "/display/TST/new+page"
    },
    "ancestors": [],
    "body": {
        "editor": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3604482"
            },
            "representation": "editor"
        },
        "export_view": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3604482"
            },
            "representation": "export_view"
        },
        "storage": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3604482"
            },
            "representation": "storage",
            "value": "<p>This is a new page</p>"
        },
        "view": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3604482"
            },
            "representation": "view"
        }
    },
    "container": {
        "_links": {
            "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/space/TST"
        },
        "id": 2719747,
        "key": "TST",
        "name": "Test Space"
    },
    "history": {
        "_expandable": {
            "lastUpdated": ""
        },
        "_links": {
            "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/3604482/history"
        },
        "createdBy": {
            "displayName": "A. D. Ministrator",
            "profilePicture": {
                "height": 48,
                "isDefault": true,
                "path": "/confluence/s/en_GB-1988229788/4960/NOCACHE1/_/images/icons/profilepics/default.png",
                "width": 48
            },
            "type": "known",
            "username": "admin"
        },
        "createdDate": "2014-03-10T23:14:35.031+1100",
        "latest": true
    },
    "id": "3604482",
    "space": {
        "_links": {
            "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/space/TST"
        },
        "id": 2719747,
        "key": "TST",
        "name": "Test Space"
    },
    "title": "new page",
    "type": "page",
    "version": {
        "by": {
            "displayName": "A. D. Ministrator",
            "profilePicture": {
                "height": 48,
                "isDefault": true,
                "path": "/confluence/s/en_GB-1988229788/4960/NOCACHE1/_/images/icons/profilepics/default.png",
                "width": 48
            },
            "type": "known",
            "username": "admin"
        },
        "message": "",
        "minorEdit": false,
        "number": 1,
        "when": "2014-03-10T23:14:35.031+1100"
    }
}

Create a new page (jQuery)

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//This creates a page in a space.
var username = "admin";
var password = "admin";
var jsondata = {"type":"page",
 "title":"My Test Page",
 "space":{"key":"TST"},
 "body":{"storage":{"value":"<p>This is a new page</p>","representation":"storage"}}};

$.ajax
  ({
    type: "POST",
    url: "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/",
    contentType:"application/json; charset=utf-8",
    dataType: "json",
    async: false,
    headers: {
        "Authorization": "Basic " + btoa(username+ ":" + password)
    },
    data: JSON.stringify(jsondata),
    success: function (){
        console.log('Page saved!');
    },
    error : function(xhr, errorText){
        console.log('Error '+ xhr.responseText);
    }
});

Create a new page as a child of another page

This example shows how you can create a new page, with content, as a child of another page with ID 456

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"<p>This is a new page</p>","representation":"storage"}}}'
http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/ | python -mjson.tool

Update a page

This example shows how you can update the content of an existing page. 

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"title":"new page","space":{"key":"TST"},"body":{"storage":{"value":
"<p>This is the updated text for the new page</p>","representation":"storage"}},
"version":{"number":2}}' http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/3604482 | python -mjson.tool

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{
    "_expandable": {
        "children": "/rest/api/content/3604482/child",
        "descendants": "/rest/api/content/3604482/descendant",
        "metadata": ""
    },
    "_links": {
        "base": "http://localhost:8080/confluence",
        "collection": "/rest/api/contents",
        "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/3604482",
        "tinyui": "/x/AgA3",
        "webui": "/display/TST/new+page"
    },
    "ancestors": [],
    "body": {
        "editor": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3604482"
            },
            "representation": "editor"
        },
        "export_view": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3604482"
            },
            "representation": "export_view"
        },
        "storage": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3604482"
            },
            "representation": "storage",
            "value": "<p>This is the updated text for the new page</p>"
        },
        "view": {
            "_expandable": {
                "content": "/rest/api/content/3604482"
            },
            "representation": "view"
        }
    },
    "container": {
        "_links": {
            "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/space/TST"
        },
        "id": 2719747,
        "key": "TST",
        "name": "Test Space"
    },
    "history": {
        "_expandable": {
            "lastUpdated": "",
            "previousVersion": ""
        },
        "_links": {
            "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/3604482/history"
        },
        "createdBy": {
            "displayName": "A. D. Ministrator",
            "profilePicture": {
                "height": 48,
                "isDefault": true,
                "path": "/confluence/s/en_GB-1988229788/4960/NOCACHE1/_/images/icons/profilepics/default.png",
                "width": 48
            },
            "type": "known",
            "username": "admin"
        },
        "createdDate": "2014-03-10T23:14:35.031+1100",
        "latest": true
    },
    "id": "3604482",
    "space": {
        "_links": {
            "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/space/TST"
        },
        "id": 2719747,
        "key": "TST",
        "name": "Test Space"
    },
    "title": "new page",
    "type": "page",
    "version": {
        "by": {
            "displayName": "A. D. Ministrator",
            "profilePicture": {
                "height": 48,
                "isDefault": true,
                "path": "/confluence/s/en_GB-1988229788/4960/NOCACHE1/_/images/icons/profilepics/default.png",
                "width": 48
            },
            "type": "known",
            "username": "admin"
        },
        "minorEdit": false,
        "number": 2,
        "when": "2014-03-10T23:16:50.757+1100"
    }
}

Delete a page

This example shows how you can delete a page by content ID.

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Expect a HTTP/1.1 204 No Content response after a successful deletion.

Upload an attachment

This example shows how you can upload an attachment to a specific page (where 3604482 is the content ID), and add a comment.

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{
    "_expandable": {
        "icon": ""
    },
    "_links": {
        "base": "http://localhost:8080/confluence",
        "collection": "/rest/api/space",
        "context": "/confluence",
        "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/space/RAID4"
    },
    "description": {
        "_expandable": {
            "view": ""
        },
        "plain": {
            "representation": "plain",
            "value": "Raider Space for raiders"
        }
    },
    "homepage": {
        "_expandable": {
            "ancestors": "",
            "body": "",
            "children": "/rest/api/content/3997704/child",
            "container": "",
            "descendants": "/rest/api/content/3997704/descendant",
            "history": "/rest/api/content/3997704/history",
            "metadata": "",
            "space": "/rest/api/space/RAID4",
            "version": ""
        },
        "_links": {
            "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/3997704",
            "tinyui": "/x/CAA9",
            "webui": "/display/RAID4/Raider+Home"
        },
        "id": "3997704",
        "title": "Raider Home",
        "type": "page"
    },
    "id": 4030468,
    "key": "RAID",
    "name": "Raider",
    "type": "global"
}

Download an attachment

This example shows how you can download an attachment from a specific page (where 1998856 is the content ID).

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    "download": "/download/attachments/1998856/test.txt?version=1&modificationDate=1519985997040&api=v2",
    "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/att1998865",
    "webui":"/display/dsada/new4+page?preview=%2F1998856%2F1998865%2Ftest.txt"
}

Get comments from a page

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{
    "_links": {
        "base": "http://localhost:8080/confluence",
        "context": "/confluence",
        "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/1998856/child/comment?expand=body.view"
    },
    "limit": 25,
    "results": [
        {
            "_expandable": {
                "ancestors": "",
                "children": "/rest/api/content/1998866/child",
                "container": "/rest/api/content/1998856",
                "descendants": "/rest/api/content/1998866/descendant",
                "history": "/rest/api/content/1998866/history",
                "metadata": "",
                "operations": "",
                "restrictions": "/rest/api/content/1998866/restriction/byOperation",
                "space": "/rest/api/space/dsada",
                "version": ""
            },
            "_links": {
                "self": "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content/1998866",
                "webui": "/display/dsada/new4+page?focusedCommentId=1998866#comment-1998866"
            },
            "body": {
                "_expandable": {
                    "anonymous_export_view": "",
                    "editor": "",
                    "export_view": "",
                    "storage": "",
                    "styled_view": ""
                },
                "view": {
                    "_expandable": {
                        "content": "/rest/api/content/1998866",
                        "webresource": ""
                    },
                    "representation": "storage",
                    "value": "<p><strong>I am a comment</strong></p>"
                }
            },
            "extensions": {
                "_expandable": {
                    "resolution": ""
                },
                "location": "footer"
            },
            "id": "1998866",
            "status": "current",
            "title": "Re: new4 page",
            "type": "comment"
        }
    ],
    "size": 1,
    "start": 0
}

Add a comment to a page (Python)

This Python example shows how you can add a comment to a page. First, the page for commenting is fetched from API by title, and then used as the container of the comment.

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import requests, json
def printResponse(r):
    print '{} {}\n'.format(json.dumps(r.json(), sort_keys=True, indent=4, separators=(',', ': ')), r)
r = requests.get('http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content',
    params={'title' : 'Page title to comment on'},
    auth=('admin', 'admin'))
printResponse(r)
parentPage = r.json()['results'][0]
pageData = {'type':'comment', 'container':parentPage,
    'body':{'storage':{'value':"<p>A new comment</p>",'representation':'storage'}}}
r = requests.post('http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/content',
    data=json.dumps(pageData),
    auth=('admin','admin'),
    headers=({'Content-Type':'application/json'}))
printResponse(r)

Create a page with a task 

This examples is similar to creating a page but you need to use the following JSON body, see Confluence Storage Format documenation for other storage format markup that you can use.

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POST /rest/api/content :

{
  "type":"page",
  "title":"Another planning specs with username",
  "body":{ "storage":{"value":
        "<ac:task-list>
           <ac:task>
             <ac:task-status>incomplete</ac:task-status>
             <ac:task-body>
               <ac:link><ri:user ri:username='admin' /></ac:link>
               do something
             </ac:task-body>
            </ac:task>
          </ac:task-list>",
      "representation":"storage"}},
  "space":{"key":"TST"}
}

Create a space

This example shows how you can create a new space.

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"type":"global",  "description":{"plain": { "value": "Raider Space for raiders","representation":
"plain" }}}' http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/space

Converting content

Convert storage format to view format

This example shows how to convert storage format to view format.

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ac:name=\"cheese\" />","representation":"storage"}'
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Example result:

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{
    "_links": {
        "base": "http://localhost:8080/confluence"
    },
    "representation": "view",
    "value": "I like cheese!"
}

Convert wiki markup to storage format

This example shows how to convert wiki markup to storage format.

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"representation":"wiki"}' "http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/contentbody/convert/storage"
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Example result:

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{
    "_links": {
        "base": "http://localhost:8080/confluence"
    },
    "representation": "storage",
    "value": "<ac:structured-macro ac:name=\"cheese\" />"
}

Convert storage format to view using a particular page for the conversion context

This example also shows how to convert storage format to view format, but this time using an existing piece of content for the conversion context. Some macros require a page context when they are executed. I'm using the space attachments macro. To determine what attachments to show on the page, this macro uses the space that the page is in.

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"value":"<p><ac:structured-macro ac:name=\"space-attachments\"/></p>","content":{"id":"1448805348"}}'
"http://localhost:8080/confluence/rest/api/contentbody/convert/view" | python -mjson.tool