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Google Calendar error "403": The app returned 'You need to have writer access to this calendar

  • 2 October 2023
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I'm trying to make a bunch of detailed calendar appointments like I have in the past but I keep getting the error "403: The app returned 'You need to have writer access to this calendar.'." even though it's my calendar and I've made this transfer multiple times before.

 

I’m making a calendar event on my own calendar and inviting others to it. I’m not trying to make any events through someone else’s calendar, I’m only inviting them to my own events I’m making.

 

I recreated the transfer from scratch and I've disconnected and reconnected my accounts and nothing is fixing it. I don't know how to give myself access to my own calendar, I've tried looking that up too.


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Hi @JacobA 

Good question.

Can you post screenshots with how your Zap steps are configured to help us have more context along with the encountered error?

 

Help articles for using GCal in Zaps: https://zapier.com/apps/google-calendar/help

Hi @JacobA 

Good question.

Can you post screenshots with how your Zap steps are configured to help us have more context along with the encountered error?

 

Help articles for using GCal in Zaps: https://zapier.com/apps/google-calendar/help

Sure thing, I’ve attached a clip of each step of the transfer but blocked out names and email addresses. I will confirm though that the email in pt3 and pt4 are the same email.

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@JacobA 

Can you post a screenshot of the encountered error?

oh sorry, here you go

 

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@JacobA 

Make sure you have the correct GCal account connected: https://zapier.com/app/connections

 

Error: 403 Forbidden when adding events

This usually indicates you do not have permissions to edit or add events to the calendar you picked.
To fix this, ask the calendar owner to give you editing privileges on Google Calendar, and then reconnect your Google Calendar account in Zapier.

 

About Google Calendar's Integration

  • Admin/owner permissions - You need to have permissions to edit or add events to the calendar you wish to build Zaps on before being able to use the Google Calendar integration.

@JacobA

Make sure you have the correct GCal account connected: https://zapier.com/app/connections

 

Error: 403 Forbidden when adding events

This usually indicates you do not have permissions to edit or add events to the calendar you picked.
To fix this, ask the calendar owner to give you editing privileges on Google Calendar, and then reconnect your Google Calendar account in Zapier.

 

About Google Calendar's Integration

  • Admin/owner permissions - You need to have permissions to edit or add events to the calendar you wish to build Zaps on before being able to use the Google Calendar integration.

Well that’s why I’m confused, it’s my calendar and I’ve done this before.

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@JacobA 

Perhaps check the settings of your GCal.

Try removing then reconnecting GCal to Zapier here: https://zapier.com/app/connections

@Troy Tessalone I did that as well, I also restarted the entire thing from scratch.

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@JacobA 

If you have a Zapier paid plan, you can try opening a ticket with Zapier Support for assistance: https://zapier.com/app/get-help

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Did you ever get this resolved? I'm having the same issue.

Did you ever get this resolved? I'm having the same issue.

Nay, I did not. I just ended up manually editing every calendar event to do it.

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Darn it.  Thanks for the info 🙂

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Hi @Kegglest,

Could you please confirm the permissions on the Google Calendar for the connection used in the Zap? 

Please take into consideration that if your account is managed through work, you may need to reach to your account’s admin to help you check that, and edit the permissions.

@JacobA, you mentioned that you are the owner of the calendar. Have you tried deleting your current Google Calendar connection and creating a new one?

I'll be keeping an eye out for your response!

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