Error code 403

HTTP 403 response code means you are forbidden from accessing a valid URL.

The server understands the request, but it can't fulfill the request because of client-side issues.

Possible causes

  • Your machine IP is not whitelisted. In order to learn how to whitelist an IP, please review the following article.
  • The domain you try to access is blocked by Bright Data.
  • The domain you try to access is not specified in your use case.
  • Failed captcha response (relevant for Web Unlocker and SERP API).
  • The domain you tried to access is blocked by the Target host settings of your zone (check your proxy zone's Access Parameters)

Sample error 403 response

< HTTP/1.1 403 response status was rejected
< x-debug-req-id: SAMPLE_ID
< X-Luminati-Error: response status was rejected: 403 Forbidden
< X-Luminati-Error-Code: http_status
< Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2023 11:11:23 GMT
< Connection: keep-alive
< Keep-Alive: timeout=5
< Transfer-Encoding: chunked

The 403 X-luminati-error (Forbidden) indicates you are targeting a domain that is not allowed by Bright Data 
This can be resolved by contacting the Bright data compliance team for approval.
As the Bright data compliance team reviews your use case and confirms - you will be informed that access is been added.
For better handling, it is advised to add your account manager to the ticket and inform him as well for your requirement 

When error message:

You tried to target <host> but got blocked

Appears, contact the Bright data compliance team ( or from the ticketing system 

Our compliance team will review your request to gain access to the particular domain


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