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403 Forbidden

The HTTP 403 Forbidden client error status response code indicates that the server understood 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.

Status

403 Forbidden

Example response

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

Specifications

Specification Title
RFC 7231, section 6.5.3: 403 Forbidden HTTP/1.1: Semantics and Content

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
403 Yes 12 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
403 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Status/403