Cfhttp and 403 Forbidden


I’m trying to call an api for a payment processor (PayFacto) with cfhttp and I get the error 403 Forbidden. At first I thought it was a certificate problem, so I installed the certificate with the server admin. Same error after a Lucee restart. Then I tried to install it in the keystore directly with the keytool. Same error after a Lucee restart. Note that I’m able to call this url with a browser on the server.

The code is simple

<cfhttp url="" method="get" result="myresult">
<cfdump var="#myresult#">

After, I thought it was coming from the tls support. I tested their domain on and they support tls from 1.1 to 1.3.

Any idea? Is someone able to call this url with cfhttp? It should return a 405 error (method not allowed).

Thank you!

Apache Tomcat/8.5.33
Java 1.8.0_181 (Oracle Corporation) 64bit

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I found the solution here : URL that CFHTTP gives 403 but loads fine on browser - #9 by andreas

This header is required.

<cfhttpparam name="accept" type="header" value="*/*">

It’s a bit awkward to ask a question and find the answer literally two minutes later …

I leave the subject there. It might be helpful to others.


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