How to fix possible 403 error
‘403 forbidden’ messages are also displayed as ‘Error 403 access denied’, ‘http 403’, or simply ‘Forbidden’. This error message often leads users to think that these messages appear when a password is required in order to access the web page. In general, this type of situation wouldn’t cause a http error 403 message – there would be a 401 error code instead. The messages usually appear due to an error in the client’s settings. The most common errors are as follows:
Fix 01: Try to deactivate browser extensions.
It’s possible that your browser has been rejected due to active plugins and/or add-ons, such as ad blockers or proxy plugins. If you encounter a 403 error, you should try deactivating your extensions and then try to access the URL again.
Fix 02: Clear your browser cache.
If your browser still displays the http status code 403 after you’ve deactivated the plugins, try emptying the cache and see if this resolves the issue.
Fix 03: Change firewall settings
If clearing your cache still doesn’t lead to the desired web page, it’s also possible that there is a problem between the web server and your firewall that is responsible for the HTTP error 403 being displayed in the browser. If you trust the web page operator, you can disable the firewall and try opening the web page again. If this finally solves the problem, you should adjust your firewall settings so that this page is allowed.