Getting http 403 error while accessing photoURL of a firebase User

I am successfully authenticating an user with firebase authentication from an angular project which is hosted in google app engine. But when i am trying to display the photourl mapped with the user object, i am getting the http 403 error code.

Do i need additional permission in the app level to access the photourl?

Example photo url:


  • It got solved in a strange way. From firebase console when i deleted the user and logged back in the photo url started working fine.