SOLVED urllib2.HTTPError: HTTP Error 403

urllib2 no longer has any effect in Cinema 4D.
It is worth mentioning that I did not change anything in my code. It was working like a charm.
I doubt the latest windows update corrupted it.
Are there any solutions to bypass this limitation?

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Users\Merk\Documents\GIT Projects\c4d_plugins\Symex\symex.pyp", line 74, in <module>
    check.UpdateAtStartUp(version, url, command = 1051407,)
  File "C:\Users\Merk\Documents\GIT Projects\c4d_plugins\Symex\res\modules\checkUpdate.py", line 171, in UpdateAtStartUp
    if NewVersion(version, url,)[0]:
  File "C:\Users\Merk\Documents\GIT Projects\c4d_plugins\Symex\res\modules\checkUpdate.py", line 68, in NewVersion
    htmlsource = urllib2.urlopen(url, cafile=f)
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 154, in urlopen
    return opener.open(url, data, timeout)
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 435, in open
    response = meth(req, response)
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 548, in http_response
    'http', request, response, code, msg, hdrs)
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 473, in error
    return self._call_chain(*args)
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 407, in _call_chain
    result = func(*args)
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 556, in http_error_default
    raise HTTPError(req.get_full_url(), code, msg, hdrs, fp)
urllib2.HTTPError: HTTP Error 403: Forbidden

Hi could you share your code, without your code, it's hard to reproduce.
Cheers,
Maxime.

Code:

import c4d, urllib2, os

url = r"https://www.patreon.com/posts/24993001"

f = os.path.join(os.path.dirname(c4d.storage.GeGetStartupApplication()), "resource", "ssl", "cacert.pem")

urllib2.urlopen(url, cafile=f)

Error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "scriptmanager", line 7, in <module>
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20 Demo\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 154, in urlopen
    return opener.open(url, data, timeout)
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20 Demo\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 435, in open
    response = meth(req, response)
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20 Demo\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 548, in http_response
    'http', request, response, code, msg, hdrs)
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20 Demo\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 473, in error
    return self._call_chain(*args)
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20 Demo\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 407, in _call_chain
    result = func(*args)
  File "C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20 Demo\resource\modules\python\libs\win64\python27.vs2008.framework\lib\urllib2.py", line 556, in http_error_default
    raise HTTPError(req.get_full_url(), code, msg, hdrs, fp)
urllib2.HTTPError: HTTP Error 403: Forbidden

hello,

we did run a couple of test and seems that the "issue" is on Patreon side.

HTTP Error 403: Forbidden

We did try with other url, it work.
We did try adding header-agent or things like that, it failed.

They probably changed something on their server that doesn't allow to connect with python with default parameters.
You have to contact them in order to know what you have to do.

Cheers
Manuel