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Forbidden (403) - Viewing Attachments

When trying to view attachments to a service desk cases that they have raised, my customers are complaining they receive a forbidden (403) error. These are either .pdf or .docx files.

Using a test customer account I receive the error 'Encountered a "403 - Forbidden" error while loading this page'

I have tried to replicate using my account which is a service desk user and I can view all attachments without a problem.

It must be a permissions issue but i'm struggling to track it down, can anyone offer some assistance?



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Hello Everyone,

I just would like to add that the bug JSDSERVER-6304 has being fixed, so this issue should not be happening after Jira Service Desk server 4.1.0, although we are still working to fix a similar error on JIRA Cloud (See JSDCLOUD-8176 and JSDCLOUD-6084 for possible workarounds).

If you are still facing this problem on Jira Server after upgrading:

1 - Check if the issues are correctly added with a valid request type, as described in the article below:

2 -  Logged as a project administrator, navigate to the project "Bugs" > Project Settings > Permissions > check if the "Service Desk Customer - Portal Access" role is added with the permission "Create attachments"

3 - Logged as a site-admin, navigate to Jira Settings > System > Attachments > check if the attachment they are trying to add is not larger than the size allowed for your site.

Best regards.

Has anyone else experienced this? It's casuing me some big problems for my customers.




We've just have a customer report the same thing.

We are forcing the same issue, so if we attach a file to Jira Servicedesk and link it within a published comment the customer receives the same message when he tries to open it out of the mail message. Has anyone an Idea of what is causing this? 

Have the same issue, anyone solved it?

Yeah, switch to another product. :) The issue is that if the user isn't logged into your Service Desk, they just get a 403 error.  Of course, Atlassian solve this issue by having access to files cause a redirect to a login page, but they don't seem to want to fix anything in the product anymore. They are too busy adding Next Gen features.

Like Hernan Montes likes this

We have situation that even SD team and SD admin cannot access attachments via portal.

Hi I am having the same issue.  It appears to relate only to a specific issue though.

The same problem

same here..

This is known shameful bug in JSD, but they are working on it



I have this issue, for some reason I get a Forbidden on console. This is fixed only when I reload the page.

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