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  • Resolved jameshadley


    Hey All,

    On running a health check I received the following error / result that references iThemes security.

    Can anyone explain to mean exactly what this means (in laymans terms) and how to fix it please?

    The REST API call gave the following unexpected result: (401) {“code”:”itsec_rest_api_access_restricted”,”message”:”You do not have sufficient permission to access this endpoint. Access to REST API requests is restricted by iThemes Security settings.”,”data”:{“status”:401}}.

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  • The REST API setting in the WordPress Tweaks module is probably set to “Restricted Access (recommended)”. The setting includes a link to an article on iThemes blog which explains things…

    Thread Starter jameshadley


    @nlpro Brilliant – thank you for your reply!

    Its just as you said and now I’ve read the article I understand why it is so.

    Thanks again,


    • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by jameshadley. Reason: To close the issue

    I use the “default access” setting. But when I run a Securty check, the setting fals back in “restricted access” which is causing that my portfolio is not accessable on my website. Is this normal?..

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