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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Microsoft (IIS) Says You are not authorized to view this page!

I got the Weirdest Web Page Error that I believe I have ever seen, today. It was on the Job Site, at...

I'm running Fedora 14 Linux and I tried this link in WinXP too, with the Same Results... Have you ever seen anything like this? Here's the Error message and some info from the MS Page, that is linked in the error message...


You are not authorized to view this page

The Web server you are attempting to reach has a list of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the Web site, and the IP address of your browsing computer is on this list.

Please try the following:
  • Contact the Web site administrator if you believe you should be able to view this directory or page.

HTTP Error 403.6 - Forbidden: IP address of the client has been rejected.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

Technical Information (for support personnel)
  • Go to Microsoft Product Support Services and perform a title search for the words HTTP and 403.
  • Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and search for topics titled About Security, Limiting Access by IP Address, IP Address Access Restrictions, and About Custom Error Messages.

Microsoft Support (from link above Microsoft Product Support Services)

Description of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 and 6.0 status codes

Article ID: 318380 - Last Review: December 13, 2011 - Revision: 13.0
Description of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 and 6.0 status codes

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Why do I get these error messages on a Web site? These error messages occur when there is a problem with the Web site that you are visiting. The problem may be temporary. So, you might want to try to use the Web site again later. If the problem continues, you might have to contact the administrators of the Web site and ask them to fix the problem. This article is intended to help Web site administrators understand what these error messages mean and to get information about how to fix problems with their Web site.
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Note We strongly recommend that all Web site administrators upgrade to Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0 running on Windows Server 2008. IIS 7.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (

For more information about IIS 7.0, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (

Whenever people who surf the Web attempt to access content on a server that is...
Whenever people who surf the Web attempt to access content on a server that is running Internet Information Services (IIS) through HTTP or File Transfer Protocol (FTP), IIS returns a numeric code that indicates whether the attempt was successful or unsuccessful. This status code is recorded in the IIS log, and it may also be displayed in the Web browser or FTP client. The status code can also indicate the exact reason why a request is unsuccessful.

IIS administrators can customize the error message that is displayed to users in their Web browser when a request is unsuccessful. For more information about how to create custom HTTP error messages in IIS, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
814869  ( ) Custom error messages in IIS 6.0
302570  ( ) How to configure custom error messaging for your Web site in IIS

Skipping Down...

403 - Forbidden. IIS defines several different 403 errors that indicate a more specific cause of the error:
  • 403.1 - Execute access forbidden.
  • 403.2 - Read access forbidden.
  • 403.3 - Write access forbidden.
  • 403.4 - SSL required.
  • 403.5 - SSL 128 required.
  • 403.6 - IP address rejected.
  • 403.7 - Client certificate required.
  • 403.8 - Site access denied.
  • 403.9 - Too many users.
  • 403.10 - Invalid configuration.
  • 403.11 - Password change.
  • 403.12 - Mapper denied access.
  • 403.13 - Client certificate revoked.
  • 403.14 - Directory listing denied.
  • 403.15 - Client Access Licenses exceeded.
  • 403.16 - Client certificate is untrusted or invalid.
  • 403.17 - Client certificate has expired or is not yet valid.
  • 403.18 - Cannot execute requested URL in the current application pool. This error code is specific to IIS 6.0.
  • 403.19 - Cannot execute CGIs for the client in this application pool. This error code is specific to IIS 6.0.
  • 403.20 - Passport logon failed. This error code is specific to IIS 6.0.


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