Integrate with Confluence from Desktop Explorer

Desktop Explorer provides an ability to upload recorded artifacts such as captured screenshots or exported document to external storage by configuring Storage setting in Desktop Explorer. 

This ability has been built into Desktop Explorer for a while. However, recently Confluence has changed the mechanism to authenticate and authorize user from using username and password to using username and API token. In order for user to use Confluence as the external storage in Desktop Explorer from now on, user needs to use username and an API Token to integrate with Confluence. 

Follow these instructions to generate an API token and use it in Desktop Explorer's Storage Setting.

Generate an API token from your Atlassian account

1. Login to 

2. Click Create API token, as below screenshot.


3. From the dialog that appears, enter a memorable and consise Label for your token then click Create.


4. When the API token is created, click Copy to Clipboard to copy the token to clipboard


Configure Confluence as external storage in Desktop Explorer

1. Go to Desktop Explorer. Open Settings dialog. Select Storage tab.

2. Enter the following:

  • Default storage: select Confluence from the dropdown list
  • URL: enter the root URL of your Confluence instance. This should be the URL that you use whenever you want to access to Confluence from a web browser
  • User name: enter your user name. Make sure that you are using the correct user name or email to connect.  Sometimes the user name and email are not the same in Confluence
  • API token: paste the API token you copied to clipboard since previous step 

Click Authorize button. Desktop Explorer will authorize your username and API token with Confluence instance specified via the URL field. If the authorization is successful, you will see the Space and Page fields loaded with spaces and pages that you can access in your Confluence instance.

Select Space and then Page that you want to use as the external storage for Desktop Explorer. Then click Save to finish the configuration.


Now you will be able to upload attachments to Confluence.


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