KB-1164 "403 - Forbidden" error thrown when attempting to access the Quick Apps Designer (<APPIAN_URL>/suite/quickapps)


When accessing the Quick Apps Designer via the URL, the user is redirected to a 403-Forbidden error. Additionally, the Quick Apps Designer does not appear in the drop-down on the top right of the screen in Tempo under the user's name.


The user has not been added to the Quick App Creators group.


To resolve the issue, please add the user to the Quick App Creators group:

  1. Open /designer.
  2. Click on the People tab.
  3. Search for the Quick App Creators group.
  4. Add the user to the group.
  5. Ask the user to log out and log back in again for the changes to apply.

Note: More information on the topic can be found in the User Role Documentation.

Affected Versions

This article applies to Appian 16.2 and later.

Last Reviewed: February 2017