Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

403 definition403 may refer to any of the following:

1. 403 is an HTTP status code for forbidden, meaning the requested item cannot be accessed. A 403 is caused when a file or directory is being uploaded to a server, has not yet had its permissions set, or has bad permission settings.

Tip: If you believe you should have access to this file or have had access to this file in the past, try accessing the page again in an hour. If the problem persists, contact the webmaster of the web page. If you are the webmaster make sure your permissions are correct.

Related pages

  • See our HTTP definition for a listing of other HTTP error codes.

2. 403 is a US area code, see our 403 area code listing for further information.

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