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Jun 4 2022

Ryansbudza added a comment to T265043: "Error contacting the Parsoid/RESTBase server (HTTP 403)" when trying to edit an existing page with VisualEditor.

I've been struggling with the "Error contacting the Parsoid/RESTBase server (HTTP 403)" error for months (currently on 1.37.1). We disabled ModSecurity and still the issue persisted. And today I finally found the solution. It is probably quite unique to our setup, but maybe this will help someone someday. I realised that we had a Wordpress site at our root domain with Wordfence security enabled in the .user.ini file doing this (stars replace true folder names):

; Wordfence WAF
auto_prepend_file = '/***/***/***/wordfence-waf.php'
; END Wordfence WAF

So in the mediawiki .htaccess I added this to switch this off for the mediawiki subdomain:

#Disable Wordfence from higher level domain
 php_value auto_prepend_file none

And the problem disappeared. I did not expect the Wordfence at the root domain to affect the subdomains but it clearly did.

Jun 4 2022, 10:27 AM · Editing-team (Third-party), Parsoid (Third-party), MW-1.35-release, VisualEditor