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I started a new web Application Project in visual studio to use it to connects to a specific HTTPS WebService to get data from database, I click on to add a web reference In the solution explorer and when I type the URL and try validate it I get this error "The request failed with HTTP status 403 : Forbidden." and there isn't any option to add the api key or any other parameters just the URL and once I fill it the error appear and I don't know what should I do? Any help would be appreciated.
FYI : when I use other http webservice everything works fine but for https URL I need the api key and I don't know where to add it.

What I have tried:

Only with Apps like Postman I can make my test with a successful connection to the WebService because there I can add the api-key in the headers configuration of Postman, but with visual studio I only see the URL field when I click on "add reference"
Updated 8-Dec-21 20:34pm
Richard MacCutchan 4-Dec-21 11:03am
Please use the Improve question link above, and add complete details of the code you are using.
Member 14223731 4-Dec-21 14:56pm
I just added more information, I would like to inform you that I had the error before writing any code I just made a new project then I clicked on add web reference to connect to the webservice but I couldn't so I'm still trying to connect without any result. I sincerely appreciate your help
Dave Kreskowiak 4-Dec-21 18:42pm
Consult with the owner of the API and see if you can specify the API Key as part of the URL.
Member 14223731 6-Dec-21 2:37am

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Self explanatory. You need access so check with particular Webservice's owner.

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