"Permissions Denied" error when posting has been resolved

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"Permissions Denied" error when posting has been resolved

jasonhiner Moderator
Hey, just a heads up... If you have received the "Permissions Denied" error when trying to post to the Forums, then the issue has been resolved. Thanks to all of you who submitted your TechRepublic cookie data to help our engineers figure out what was going on.

For those who are interested in the technical details (in case you come across it in the field), our engineers reported that the problem was "related to an encoding incompatibility between php and java for some characters" and that it "had to do with PHP's default encoding on a raw cookie from the request. As suspected earlier, certain characters (/, \, ! and =) were encoded slightly differently, hence the failed authentication."

We apologize for the inconvenience.