403 - Forbidden - Web Error Code

The 403 Forbidden error is an HTTP status code that means that accessing the page or resource you were trying to reach is absolutely forbidden for some reason. In other words: "Go away and don't come back here."

  1. Check for URL errors and make sure you're specifying an actual web page file name and extension, not just a directory. Most websites are configured to disallow directory browsing so a 403 Forbidden message when trying to display a folder instead of a specific page is normal and expected.
  2. Clear your browser's cache. Issues with a cached version of the page you're viewing could be causing 403 Forbidden issues.
  3. Log in to the website, assuming it's possible and appropriate to do so. A 403 Forbidden message could mean that you need additional access before you can view the page

Tip: If you operate the website in question, and you want to prevent 403 errors in these cases, enable directory browsing in your web server software.
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