You Might See the 403 Error
“Forbidden: You don’t have permission to access [directory] on this server.”
“HTTP Error 403.14 – Forbidden”
“Error 403 – Forbidden”
“HTTP Error 403 – Forbidden”
1. Check for URL errors and make sure you’re specifying an actual web page file name and extension, not just a directory. Most websites are configured to disallow directory browsing so a 403 Forbidden message when trying to display a folder instead of a specific page is normal and expected.
2. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies. Issues with a cached version of the page you’re viewing could be causing 403 Forbidden issues.
3. Log in to the website, assuming it’s possible and appropriate to do so. A 403 Forbidden message could mean that you need additional access before you can view the page.
4. Contact the website directly. It’s possible that the 403 Forbidden error is a mistake, everyone else is seeing it too, and the website isn’t yet aware of the problem.
5. Contact your ISP provider if your still getting the 403 error, especially if you’re pretty sure that the website in question is working for others right now.