Feng-chien
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About VMware Security Advisories JSON Feed 403 error

Dear Sir:

We are using the  VMware Security Advisories JSON Feed Api:

https://www.vmware.com/api/vmsa.html.

to automatically retrieve the latest security advisory information, but we fount recently we keep receiving 403 forbidden status code. We would like to know, if we still want to use the api VMWare provided, so we have to apply it or do we need to provide any information? Since the VMWare Security Information if very important to us, please help and thank you very much~

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RichardChu
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I also have the same problem. Before I write a BASH Script and jq to get the information of VMSA. But it seems not to work.

$ curl https://www.vmware.com/api/vmsa.html
<HTML><HEAD>
<TITLE>Access Denied</TITLE>
</HEAD><BODY>
<H1>Access Denied</H1>

You don't have permission to access "http&#58;&#47;&#47;www&#46;vmware&#46;com&#47;api&#47;vmsa&#46;html" on this server.<P>
Reference&#32;&#35;18&#46;748a45cb&#46;1623217214&#46;5b38d02
</BODY>
</HTML>

---

It returns the message "You don't have permission to access". Any ideas?

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RichardChu
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It works well with the following cli:

```bash=

$ curl -s -A "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:59.0)"  'https://www.vmware.com/api/vmsa.html'

```

Please add \' between URL.

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