Enabling the Remote API

XML-RPC and SOAP remote APIs were deprecated in Confluence 5.5. We recommend using the fully supported Confluence Server REST API wherever possible.

Also important to note when accessing to Confluence from Jira, the Remote API feature must be/remain enabled (even XML-RPC and SOAP are deprecated since Confluence 5.5.).


To use the XML-RPC and SOAP remote APIs you need to enable the APIs from the Administration Console. You'll need System Administrator permissions to do this.

To enable the remote API:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration
  2. Click Further Configuration in the left-hand panel.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click the check box next to Remote API (XML-RPC & SOAP).
  5. Click Save.
Last modified on Oct 13, 2023

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