lakshman lakshman - 1 year ago 131
Java Question

403 error while getting the google result using jsoup

I'm trying to get Google results using the following code:

Document doc = con.connect("").timeout(5000).get();

But I get this exception:

org.jsoup.HttpStatusException: HTTP error fetching URL. Status=403,URL=

A 403 error means the server is forbidding access, but I can load this URL in a web browser just fine. Why does Jsoup get a 403 error?

Answer Source

You just need to add the UserAgent property to HTTP header as follows:

     .userAgent("Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/33.0.1750.152 Safari/537.36")
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