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cPanel Api 403 error with c#

Discussion in 'cPanel Developers' started by dangelob, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. dangelob

    dangelob Registered

    Mar 23, 2018
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    Hello everyone,
    I'm trying to make an request from the api in c#(I want to get information from the api)
    I'm stuck with an 403 error that I'm not allowed to make the request. The api works from the browser when I'm logged in.

    But I have 2 step verification enabled does this make an difference?
    Also, does it matter that I'm using the username and password instead of the api token? (I'm still new to the api, and using the api in c#)

    I would appreciate any help with this problem.

                string baseurl = "https://DOMAIN:2087/cpsess#######/";
                string function = "json-api/cpanel?cpanel_jsonapi_user=USER&cpanel_jsonapi_apiversion=2&cpanel_jsonapi_module=DiskUsage&cpanel_jsonapi_func=fetchdiskusage";
                WebRequest wreq = WebRequest.Create(baseurl + function);
                CredentialCache MyCredential = new CredentialCache();
                MyCredential.Add(new Uri("https://domain:2087/"), "Basic", new NetworkCredential("USERNAME", "PASSWORD"));
                wreq.Credentials = MyCredential;
                WebResponse wres = wreq.GetResponse();
                if (((HttpWebResponse)wres).StatusDescription == "OK")
                    wres.Close(); //to free resources
                    label3.Text = "succesful";
                    wres.Close(); //to free resources
                    label3.Text = "unsuccesful";
    Thanks for reading and helping!
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Here are a couple of threads that might point you in the right direction:

    Get number of allowed addon domains via cpanel API
    cPanel login rejected with API through C#

    Username and password authentication is suitable for cPanel's APIs. API Tokens are available for use to authenticate with WHM’s APIs.

    Also, yes, two-factor authentication does require some additional steps. We document this at:

    Guide to API Authentication - Two-Factor Authentication - Developer Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    You can use an API token to authenticate with WHM’s APIs.

    Thank you.
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