Authentication Required or Access Denied

If you’re experiencing problems connecting to your Big G Stealth Extractor and receiving 'Authentication Required' or 'Access Denied’ error messages, it's likely that you can't access your servers due to one of these reasons:

1) Your allocation may be exhausted. 

As the Big G is a metered service it could just be that your allocation has been exhausted. You can check the status of your account through your Big-G Stealth Extractor Details.

If you have been suspended you should have received an email when you hit 85% of your limit, and one at 100%. If you didn't receive these, please open a support ticket with the correct email address/es of the recipient/s.

Reinstating your service is very simple. You can either purchase more resources as a one-off top-up to see you through to the start of your next billing period, upgrade to the next tier or opt-in for overages. Just get in touch with our billing team with how you would like to proceed.

If your allocation hasn't been exhausted, please jump to #2.


2) Your static IP address whitelist needs to be updated. 

If you’re set to authenticate by static IP address whitelist it may be that your ISP provides you with an IP address which has changed recently, or that you’re trying to connect to the servers from a new location. In either case, you're trying to access the servers from an IP address that's not on your whitelist. 

To view and change the IP address/es on your whitelist head to 'Modify IP Whitelisting'

Here you can view the IP address you’re connecting from and make any changes necessary to your whitelist. 

If you receive a message stating “Static IP Authentication not enabled for this account” then jump to #3. 

If your whitelist is up-to-date and you still can’t access your servers, jump to #4.


3) You’re using incorrect username/password credentials. 

When we set up your server account we emailed your server username and password to you, so please check that you’re using the correct credentials. If you’ve misplaced them, please open a support ticket and we can provide them to you. 

If you know your current password and wish to reset it, you can do so through ‘Modify Proxy Password'

If you’re using the correct username/password and still can’t access your servers, jump to #4. 


4) Your account may be suspended. 

If you have a late, unpaid invoice your service may have been suspended. You can check your invoices here

Any suspended accounts are reactivated manually after payment has been received. If your service has been suspended and your invoice has been paid then you will need to let our billing team know


For any further assistance please open a support ticket.

  • 1 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

What is SHP, and why do you issue hostname addresses?

Instead of providing IPv4 addresses we have a system in place called Self-Healing Proxy Servers...

Using Rank Tracker with the Big-G Stealth Extractor

Using Rank Tracker with the Big-G Stealth Extractor   Note:The Big-G Stealth Extractor will...

Big G Stealth Extractor Software Settings

Our required software settings for using The Big G with all custom software: URLs The Big G is...

How do I change who receives the daily reports and warning/suspension emails?

At present this needs to be handled by our Tech Support team manually. All you need to do is open...