Flickr WebException 403 Error

Jun 28, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Hello, all: For the past day, I've been trying to extract a related tags network from Flickr. I keep getting a message:

"The network couldn't be obtained. Details:
[WebException]: The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden."

I thought it might be that changeover from the Google log-in to an actual Yahoo account, so I requested a new Flickr API key...and actually made a Yahoo email account to authenticate for the new key...and a new secret. (There was no email message to authenticate the key, and the key was actually sent to my Google mail account.)

I rebooted. and retried, with no luck I reinstalled NodeXL and retried, with no luck.

Any insights on this? Will try from a different machine and IP address later.
Jun 29, 2014 at 11:36 PM
I see. It's a change with the Flickr API...

http://code.flickr.net/2014/04/30/flickr-api-going-ssl-only-on-june-27th-2014/

:P It sounds from the outside like a simple enough change.
Jun 30, 2014 at 3:49 PM
Edited Jun 30, 2014 at 4:16 PM
This will be fixed in the next release. Thank you for letting us know about it, and for researching the problem!

-- Tony
Jun 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM
Hello, Tony: Many thanks! :)

Have a great day!