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WordPress authentication failed “403 Forbidden: Access Denied” error

  • 19 February 2022
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Getting this error when trying to connect my WordPress.


We hit an error adding your new account

authentication failed: 403 Forbidden: Access Denied. Please see common causes and fixes for 403 errors at

  1. Make sure you click "Allow" or "Accept" on the permission popup
  2. Double check your Account has the correct permissions
  3. Check out our help docs for more information


NO i am not using Jetpack or any other plugin that would block.

I am using PLESK for my server.

What permission popup is it referring to? I didn't see any popup.


Best answer by Credence 19 February 2022, 15:29

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Nevermind i fixed it. Was MOD Security rules in PLESK.

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Thanks for following up here, @Credence!

Really pleased you were able to fix this by adjusting the MOD Security rules on your server. Great work! :relaxed: