403 Forbidden

Categories: 0-9, SEO Glossary

The term 403 (or 403 Forbidden) refers to an HTTP status code that signifies a client does not have the necessary permissions to access a specific webpage or resource, despite the URL being valid. The server has successfully processed the request, but is unable to grant access due to restrictions that are typically related to the client’s credentials or authority.

This code is an indication that while the communication was understood, the server is intentionally denying the request for content.

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