The 403 error page message is an indicator of a few things that could be wrong. These include trying to login from off campus without being connected to VPN and trying to submit a form inside which you've copied and pasted in content.
The issue states "403 Error: Permission Required."
Users will see this error if one of three things occur:
If you are off campus or not connected to a campus network when you receive this error, it is an indicator that you need to connect through WiscVPN. If you already have this installed on your computer, simply login and then try accessing WiscWeb. If you do not have the campus VPN installed on your computer, please download and connect:
If you received the error after submitting a form, the issue might be that you were copying and pasting in content from another source (i.e., Microsoft Word) into your form. A short term resolution would be to retype the information directly into the form or pass it through a plain text editor (e.g., TextEdit or Notepad). If that doesn't work, please contact our team and we can make sure that your submission goes through. Please include your name, contact information, and the link to the form you were trying to fill out.
If you were attempting to upload a file to the Media Library when this happened, the issue is likely that there is an "illegal character" in the file name. If your file name contains special characters (e.g. %&@#$'), please remove them and save the file under a new name. Then, try re-uploading.
uwmadison.vpn.wisc.edu. Attempting to use NetID in the portal field will cause an error.