403 Forbidden

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This error occurs when the action or request from the user is restricted by the server. When this error occurs, re-authentication will not resolve it.

This error indicates restrictions due to permissions, or similar server logic.

If you see this error, then verify if the link or requested action is valid. If the resource request is valid then the user should contact the server support for troubleshooting.

The HTTP 403 Forbidden response status code indicates that the server understands the request but refuses to authorize it.

This status is similar to 401, but for the 403 Forbidden status code re-authenticating makes no difference. The access is permanently forbidden and tied to the application logic, such as insufficient rights to a resource.

Status

403 Forbidden

Example response

HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:28:00 GMT

Specifications

Specification
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content
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