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I have a SharePoint Online farm. I am trying to break inheritance on a folder in a document library, and then assign permissions to user(s), all via the REST API.

I can run this command successfully (a folder object is returned):

https://mysite/_api/web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('/DocLib/folder1')/

But when I try to run this command I get a 403 Forbidden error:

https://mysite/_api/web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('/DocLib/folder1')/breakroleinheritance(copyRoleAssignments=true,clearSubscopes=true)

What am I missing here?

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According to https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/a/113322/47068 you need change

https://mysite/_api/web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('/DocLib/folder1')/breakroleinheritance(copyRoleAssignments=true,clearSubscopes=true)

to

https://mysite/_api/web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('/DocLib/folder1')/ListItemAllFields/breakroleinheritance(copyRoleAssignments=true,clearSubscopes=true)
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  • This still generates a 403 Forbidden error. – Nathan DeWitt Mar 20 '17 at 19:37
  • I was getting the 403 because I was using https on my REST call. I switched to http and it all worked fine. – Nathan DeWitt Mar 20 '17 at 19:48

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