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Administrators may wish to disable anonymous access to the  Confluence remote API. to make it harder for malicious users to write 'bots' that perform bulk changes to the site.

To disable anonymous access to the remote API:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration
  2. Choose Security Configuration in the left-hand panel. The Security Configuration screen will appear.
  3. Choose Edit.
  4. Uncheck the Anonymous Access to API check box.
  5. Choose Save.


This page is about access to the remote API. If you are looking for information about preventing anonymous users from accessing Confluence, see Global Permissions Overview.