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Status 401 / Not allowed to Edit #44

Mojo90 opened this issue May 3, 2016 · 4 comments

Status 401 / Not allowed to Edit #44

Mojo90 opened this issue May 3, 2016 · 4 comments


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@Mojo90 Mojo90 commented May 3, 2016

Hi there,
I have always an Authentication Error with my WP-Blog. I thought it could be the same error as Issue #25 but below you can see the Output of my header. So this could not be the problem. (XXX is the base64 encoded username:password).
Any other ideas to try out?

curl -v --header "Authorization: Basic XXX" -X POST -d "title=New Title"

  • Trying
  • Connected to ( port 80 (#0)

    POST /wp-json-v2/wp/v2/posts/3526 HTTP/1.1
    User-Agent: curl/7.43.0
    Accept: /
    Authorization: Basic XXX
    Content-Length: 15
    Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

  • upload completely sent off: 15 out of 15 bytes
    < HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
    < Date: Tue, 03 May 2016 10:13:17 GMT
    < Server: Apache/2.2.31 (Unix)
    < X-Powered-By: PHP/5.5.34
    < X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
    < Access-Control-Expose-Headers: X-WP-Total, X-WP-TotalPages
    < Access-Control-Allow-Headers: Authorization
    < Transfer-Encoding: chunked
    < Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8
  • Connection #0 to host left intact
    {"code":"rest_cannot_edit","message":"Sorry, you are not allowed to update this post.","data":{"status":401}}
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@Mojo90 Mojo90 commented May 13, 2016

Fixed it by myself thanks to this post:

Changing .htaccess did the Trick for me:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization},L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
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@Mojo90 Mojo90 commented Jun 4, 2016

Not sure what I changed but I have now the same Error again.
I changed my domain from .de to .rocks and using W3 Total Cache (not sure if that creates some dependencies).
Does anybody have some hints? Tried a lot but it is always the same error again as described above :-(

@Mojo90 Mojo90 reopened this Jun 4, 2016
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@Ravenna Ravenna commented Aug 15, 2016

Been battling this one for 24 hours. the .htaccess fix helped this work.

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@Mojo90 Mojo90 commented Aug 15, 2016

Yes this was a hard one for me as well 😄 now we developed our own system and do not need WP anymore for this project...

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