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403 Forbidden error when using Catcher

  • You receive a 403 Forbidden error when attempting to use Catcher with CONTENTdm
Applies to

There are a few potential reasons why you could get this error when running a Catcher script. Check the following:

  • Confirm that your username is correct and exists in the CONTENTdm Admin > Server > Users list with permissions to access the collection you are working with.
  • Confirm that your password is entered correctly.
  • Confirm that your CONTENTdm License information is correct.
  • Confirm that you have port 8888 added to the end of your CONTENTdm Catcher URL.
Additional information

You can learn more about CONTENTdm scripting for Catcher.

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