I was doing some development last night on some demo apps and I ran into this lovely error message:
“An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions 192.168.1.18:80”
I got this exception when I attempted to access a Web API service I wrote from my Surface while doing some Remote Debugging. I kept getting errors indicating the connection could not be resolved.
I did some digging and came up with the exception above, and it seems the solution isn’t overly obvious. You have to check the following box:
This only seems to apply when you are talking to a server internally. But it might apply elsewhere. Real annoying, hopefully this posts save some people some time.
2 thoughts on “Windows 8 Access Forbidden”
Is this box in Windows 8, Visual Studio, Explorer, RegEdit? Which Menu? Seems good, does help me at all if I can't find it!
When editing your application in Visual Studio this is usually in the manifest.xml file. For Windows Phone that would be under Properties for Windows 8, I believe it is in the root of the application. From the subsequent menu there will be a tab called “Capabilities'