403 Forbidden

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
HTTP Semantics
# status.403

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