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403 error when attempting to access Lab environment

When accessing this URL: https://dfw-labs.exams.linuxtrainingservices.org/course/LFS252/lab2

Or any of the labs for that matter, I receive the standard 403 Forbidden error from any browser (IE, Chrome, Firefox) with adblockers disabled.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  • fcioancafcioanca Posts: 282
    Hi,

    Please send an email to [email protected] and they will be able to provide assistance. Make sure to include your LF ID in the email.

    Regards,
    Flavia
  • tex447tex447 Posts: 2
    Great, thanks for the quick reply
  • dmesianodmesiano Posts: 2
    edited May 2017

    Hello,

     

      I am also having the same issue. I just registered for the course today. Does it take time to setup the lab?

  • fcioancafcioanca Posts: 282
    edited May 2017

    Hi,

    If you still cannot access the lab environment, please send an email to [email protected] and include your LF ID, and they should be able to assist you.

    Thank you for your patience,

    Flavia 

  • dmesianodmesiano Posts: 2

    Thanks!. I sent the email two days ago.

  • serewiczserewicz Posts: 497
    edited May 2017

    Hello,

    It can take up to 24 hours for the account to populate after purchase and requires a human interaction to complete. If you cannot access the lab 24 hours after purchasing the course please follow the steps Flavia mentioned: 

    If you still cannot access the lab environment, please send an email to [email protected] and include your LF ID, and they should be able to assist you.

  • JamesCouchJamesCouch Posts: 3
    edited July 2017

    I've got the same issue. I just registered today and I'm getting the 403 Forbidden error trying to access the first lab. I sent an email to support on the issue.

  • fcioancafcioanca Posts: 282
    edited July 2017

    Hi James,

    As Tim advised, it can take up to 24 hours for the account to populate after purchase and requires a human interaction to complete. If you cannot access the lab 24 hours after purchasing the course, please send an email to [email protected] and include your LF ID, and they should be able to assist you.

    Thanks,

    Flavia

  • JamesCouchJamesCouch Posts: 3
    edited July 2017

    What are these labs? Can an environment be set up using Virtualbox or VMware Workstation? Are they Ubuntu 16.04 VMs? In other words, is there a workaround?

     

  • serewiczserewicz Posts: 497
    edited July 2017

    Hello James,

    As Flavia mentioned the labs can take up to 24 hours to be fully activated.  

    The labs are written such that you could complete the steps using another tool like VirtualBox or VMWare, but there may be other steps such as adding software, configuring networking and firewalls, and so forth you would need to complete which are not explained in the book.  If you already have a lot of Linux admin experience you may be able to configure everything not spelled out in the labs, but there may be some hiccups.  

    The first labs use Ubuntu 16.04, lab 8 and beyond use Centos 7.3.  

    Regards,

     

  • JamesCouchJamesCouch Posts: 3
    edited August 2017

    Thanks, the lab came up this morning around 9 or 10.

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