Suddenly 403 for campaigns/members

Hello!

Since a couple of hours, my previously working call to
https://www.patreon.com/api/oauth2/v2/campaigns/${campaignId}/members
results in a 403.

I already generated a new access token, but it did not help.

Is there a current problem with the endpoint? Or are there any other things I could check?

Best regards,

Duke

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I’m getting the following response from CloudFlare

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I’m calling the same endpoint from Node.js as part of a GitHub CI Action

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Thank you for adding your information! :orange_heart:

I also contacted support about his, and I hope they get back to me soon. As soon as I have more information, I will add it to this thread as well.

(I am in the process of fully automating content access for my supporters, and the fact that this kind of problem can happen is not so reassuring. :disappointed_relieved:)

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Fellow user @Keegan found a (crazy) workaround:

Add a header 'User-Agent': 'PostmanRuntime/7.39.0' to the request. :open_mouth:

Tried it out, it really works! (This is still not very reassuring, though :sweat_smile:)

(Here is the link to the post with the solution.)

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That worked for me - thank you!

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Hey @TimothyLuke i think the problem is related to a security feature where Patreon serves a CAPTCHA to any request without a User-Agent header. Found a post about it from 2020 not sure why it’s happening to us all of a sudden in 2024 but check the link from @Duke for more info.