Google Search Console: 403 Error

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If you have password protected a page on your site, or set a page as member-only, Google will get a 403 response (forbidden) and log it under Crawl Errors.

This error message is nothing to worry about, Google is just alerting you that there are pages on your site that are restricted. This error does not harm your site's SEO and the only outcome is that the restricted pages are not indexed by Google.
If you receive a 403 error message for a URL you should review the list of your site pages to check that no pages were restricted by mistake with passwords or with member-only restrictions. 

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