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. Select (Settings) in the Confluence navigation
  2. Choose Security Configuration in the left-hand panel
  3. Click Edit
  4. Uncheck the Anonymous Access to API check box
  5. Hit Save

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