402 Payment Required

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The HTTP 402 Payment Required is a nonstandard response status code that is reserved for future use. This status code was created to enable digital cash or (micro) payment systems and would indicate that the requested content is not available until the client makes a payment.

Sometimes, this status code indicates that the request cannot be processed until the client makes a payment. However, no standard use convention exists and different entities use it in different contexts.

Status

402 Payment Required

Example response

HTTP/1.1 402 Payment Required
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:28:00 GMT

Specifications

Specification
Unknown specification
# section-6.5.2

Browser compatibility

This status code is reserved but not defined. No browser actually supports it and the error will be displayed as a generic 4xx status code.

See also