403 Forbidden

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

This status is similar to 401, but in this case, re-authenticating will make no difference. The access is permanently forbidden and tied to the application logic, such as insufficient rights to a resource.


403 Forbidden

Example response

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


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