403 is a HTTP status code that tells the user/application that they do not have permission to access the requested document/webpage.

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Forbidden access when saving an edited question post using Question2answer script

I installed Question2answer on my paid server. After I published a post/question on my Question2answer site I tried to edit it, but when I was trying to save the post, it outputs an error that says: ...
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Setting up a second domain to my web server

I have a domain name which points to my web server, and we added a secondary domain for short urls, which points to the same ip address, however with the new domain, it is giving "Forbidden You ...
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Forbidden 403 for js file on localhost?

apologies if this isn't the right place to post this. I posted it on Stack Overflow and a user suggested I put it here. Anyway, I've looked all over google and the site and none of the solutions I've ...
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WAMP VirtualHost 403

I recently installed WAMP, and started developing on its Apache server. Given that my text editor (Sublime) didn't have permissions to write on C disk directly, I changed my default DocumentRoot to My ...
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Apache 403 error despite group permission

I have a NAS running Linux with a Apache 2.2. I want the apache process (running as user nobody) to run as different group "users" to read some files. I tried the following without success: in its ...
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403 Error Fetching Image with JS

I've read all the 403-related questions here and elsewhere and I can't find an answer to this question: When I try to get a particular image on a remote domain via JavaScript I get a 403 error. But ...
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Find origin of the 403 error (not my server)

We are running an Apache server that provides files to several users. Some users are getting the 403 error when trying to access any download url on our Apache. I don't see those 403 errors in our ...
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“Access denied” error in Google Webmaster tools

I have an access denied problem in my webmaster tools. It says 404 errors. How can I solve this? I have already fixed the errors, but they are not removed from Google Webmaster Tools.
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Googlebot received Access Denied when crawling a directory

I'm facing the same problem with Googlebot not able to crawl my page. Mine problem doesn't have anything to do with www or not. Google can crawl all my pages except one directory and this directory ...
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Website I control is only unavailable on company internet connection (403 error) - workaround? [closed]

a website I control is showing 403 errors only on company machines on their own network. It's throwing an Access forbidden! error Error 403 www.example.com Tue Oct 1 Apache mod_fcgid/2.3.7 ...
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Can preventing directory listings in WordPress upload folders cause Google ranking drops when they cause 403 errors in Webmaster Tools?

I recently moved to a new host that blocks crawling to my uploads folders but (hopefully) allows the files in the folder to be crawled. I now show many 403 errors for each folder in the uploads ...
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Incomprehensible new 403 errors from Google

I recently received repeated notices from Google saying my site has an increase in 403 authorization permission errors. Looking at the chart I see that starting on July 22 the errors are indeed ...
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Will these type of 403 errors affect my ranking?

Let's say I have a directory that has a 403 forbidden error for all of the content in it, however a few of the images in its subdirectories return a normal 200 status. Will this fact affect my ...
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403 or 503 for the page needed to be reviewed by administrator before published?

There are some user generated pages on my site. And those pages must be reviewed by the site administrator before published after once they are updated by the users. So the workflow is basically just ...
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Access denied 403 errors after migrating my site

I've recently migrated my Joomla site from one shared hosting to another with Hostgator. GWT notified me about many 403 access denied pages. I've checked with Firebug too, and even though browser is ...
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Ruby on Rails - Passenger Nginx - 403 Forbidden

I've been searching for an answer for a long time now so I'll just try here... I'm trying to get an Ruby on Rails application running with passenger and nginx but I'm getting 403 forbidden when I'm ...
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Rewrite rule for 403

I have an .htaccess file: In this file it redirects to index.php in case a file or directory is not found. My code is as below: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} ...
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prevent hotlinking of off-site content?

I have a www.example.com site where I serve all static content (e.g. http.//www.example.com/image.jpg) off a CDN with URLs like http://static.example.com/image.jpg An Apache 2 .htaccess rule ...
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Forbidden 403 error on Google AdSense requests

I have created a new website and have set some ads. For some unknown reason, FireBug tells me that I get 403 errors on Google Adsense requests. I have checked my AdSense account and it does not block ...
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403 Error Crawling Pages

I am receiving more than 6000 errors in Google Webmaster Tools. It is showing "access denied"; can anyone please help me out with resolving this?
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Apache2's recursive directory permission requirement

The experience I've had thus far is from Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04 64 bit OS so if there are other OS differences I'd like to know if this is an OS specific problem or not. The issue I've experienced is ...
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Can´t verify my site on Google (error 403 Forbidden). I have other sites in the same host with no problems whatsoever

I can´t verify my site on Google. I´ve done this several times for several sites, all inside the same host. I´ve tried the HTML tag method, HTML upload, Domain Name provider (I canp´t find the ...
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Access denied to visit a site without www

Why can I visit my own site: http://www.example.com but not http://example.com, which gives me HTTP Error 403 (Forbidden): The server refused to fulfill the request How do it fix it? I wrote ...
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403 Forbidden on Images on my subdomains

I am pulling my hair out after multiple back and forths with 1and1 support both via email and telephone. I've setup multiple subdomains via the 1and1 control panel and that looks to work fine. The ...
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Mysterious 403 errors on images with proper permissions [closed]

Recently I have been trying to install a forum on my website. At first I was having an issue with the forums alone but then I noticed it was occurring elsewhere on my website as well. When I have ...
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How can IIS 7.5 have the error pages for a site reset to the default configuration?

A mishap occurred with web.config to accommodate a subsite existing. I made use of “<location path="." inheritInChildApplications="false">”. Essentially it was a workaround put in place for ...
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Fetch as Google error 403

2 weeks ago, Google started being unable access my website anymore. In Webmaster Tools I can't fetch any pages, always getting error 403, and the website has been completely dropped from Google search ...
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What does Google do with indexed pages returning 403?

I guess that Google removes already indexed pages that are now returning the HTTP error 403. Unfortunately I can't find any definitive statement on that matter. Do you know the answer?
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Would a 403 page, a blank page and a page redirect be indexed by search robots?

I am wondering if a disallow directive needs to be issued to robots on pages that will generate: a 403 forbidden error; a blank page, or; a page redirect (to log in page for example). Would not ...
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AJAX file 403's

Google webmaster tools shows a couple of 403 crawl errors (URL errors, access denied) for folders holding AJAX files on the ColdFusion server: CFIDE/scripts/ajax/FCKeditor/ CFIDE/scripts/ajax Will ...
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Does setting default pages for sub directories improve seo?

I noticed 403 errors on sub directories of my site while looking over google webmaster tools. for example .com/reviews/ has a 403 error. I set the default pages for the sub directories (pointed to ...
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Access Forbidden! Apache Windows XP

This is a great tutorial on how to server websites other than in default htdocs folder in XAMPP. It worked for me the other day but then I had to reinstall XAMPP (1.7.7 was 1.7.6) and now I am getting ...
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What is the most time-effective way to monitor & manage threats from bots and/or humans?

I'm usually overwhelmed by the amount of tools that hosting companies provide to track & quantify traffic data and statistics. I'm equally overwhelmed by the countless flavors of malicious ...
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403 error on index file

When I try to access index.py in my server root through http://domain/, I get a 403 Forbidden error, but when I can access it through http://domain/index.py. In my server logs it says "Options ExecCGI ...
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htaccess block access to directory but allow access to files

I need to block directory access but allow access to files if typed into a browser. Also would like this to load my custom 403.shtml
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403 Forbidden Error?

I recently ran Xenu link checker on my site. I link to several Wikipedia pages and ever wiki page generates a 403 code. Here is an example of the message: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska ...
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How to set up a 403 forbidden

I've recently set up my first commercial website for someone, with godaddy hosting. I want to set up a 403 forbidden on several directories (and their contents) that are referenced to through php ...
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When to reply 400 Bad Request

According to www.w3.org, a Web server should reply with status code 400 Bad Request if: "The request could not be understood by the server due to malformed syntax. The client SHOULD NOT repeat ...
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Apache rewrite returns error 500

I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong with this .htaccess rewrite: Options -Indexes RewriteEngine on RewriteBase /test/site/ RewriteOptions MaxRedirects=10 RewriteCond ...
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Can a 403 error ever be client side?

I've got a well-established web application. It's working for lots of people with a variety of browsers and platforms. But, there's this one guy... He's getting a "403 Forbidden" on his side, I've ...
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Getting 403 Forbidden after changing webroot

I am running Ubuntu with Apache (LAMP stack). When I changed the webroot from /var/www to /media/data/www, I keep getting 403 Forbidden even after chmod-ing the directory + files to 777. What did I do ...