HTTP 401
Hacking Your Way Through HTTP 401- 404

HTTP 401 – 404 errors are usually caused by a mismatch between the client and the server. The most common HTTP error is HTTP 401, which means that the client has been authenticated but is not authorized to access the resource. This error can occur when an unauthorized user tries to access a webpage or other web-based resources. HTTP 404 is an error code that indicates that the request to access this page could not be fulfilled because it does not exist on this server. This can happen if there was a typo in the URL, or if you have requested a page on a website that has been taken down.

 This article will help you understand how these HTTP errors happen, and what they mean for your website and users. HTTP 401. The client has been authenticated, but the user does not have permission to access the requested resource. HTTP 404, The client did not find what they were looking for on this server.

What is a 403 Error and How to Fix It: Access Denied

403 errors are basically caused by the server being unable to find what the client is looking for. It may be due to a permission issue, or it may be that the requested file does not exist.

This error is usually caused by incorrect access rights and can be fixed by changing them. To change your access rights, you need to connect to your hosting account, click on “File Manager” and then click on “My Files”. You will see a list of files and folders in your account. Click on one of them and then click on “Permissions”. This will bring up a window showing you all the permissions for that folder or file. Clicking on each item will show you who has what permissions. If there’s an item with no permissions assigned, it doesn’t exist in this folder


Why am I getting a 401 error?

Some people get a 401 error when trying to access the internet because their ISP restricts access to 300 sites. For the average internet user, the number of websites that they can access on a daily basis is limited. This is because ISPs monitor their users and restrict them from accessing too many websites within a given time frame.

 This limitation is called bandwidth throttling, and it’s what causes people to receive 401 errors when they try to access a site that’s been blocked by their ISP. The 401 error is actually a sign that the website is blocked, even though the user cannot access it.


What is a 404 Error and How to Fix It?

A 404 error is an HTTP status code that means the web page you are looking for cannot be found.

There can be many reasons for a 404 error, including:

  •  A mistyped URL or incorrect file name
  •  A broken link to the file
  •  An incorrect path to a file on the server

How do I fix the HTTP 401 error?


Error 401 indicates that the access credentials are incorrect. It is a frequent error that happens when the user has forgotten their credentials or entered an invalid username and password.

This can happen when you have set up a new device or browser, but have not logged out of your account on any other devices. Sometimes it might also happen if you know your password but are entering it in the wrong format.

How do you remove 401 unauthorized access is denied due to invalid credentials?

The 401 error occurs when a request for a particular URL is made but the credentials aren’t valid. The HTTP status code in this case is HTTP 401. The most common causes of 401 errors are:

  • Invalid Credentials: An invalid username and/or password was supplied to the server, OR
  • Incorrect Mode: It’s possible that the client is not configured to use an authentication scheme supported by the server;
  • Invalid Cookie: A cookie – a small text file with data that’s been stored on your computer (in your web browser) – may have expired or been deleted, OR
  • Forbidden Content: Access is denied because of permissions. For example, an unauthorized user may be accessing pages that are intended for other users only. You can change this setting if you want to allow anonymous access.


3 ways to fix the HTTP 401 error

When a 401 error occurs, it is typically because the authentication token was not given by the user. With that in mind, here are 3 ways to fix the 401 error:

  1. Ensure that you have entered your credentials correctly or tried using another browser to see if the login works.
  2. Ensure that the URL you’re trying to access is not an incognito window with a different account logged in.
  3. If all else fails, contact your company’s IT department for help with fixing the 401 error and other security errors on your computer system


Hacking Your Way Through HTTP 401- 404

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