Joomla 3 – The most recent request was denied

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Keeping your website up to date is the most important thing in website management and to do that you always need to keep a close eye on new version release and ensure that you keep it up to date to keep it protected and secured.


While updating Joomla 3 to its latest version, you might come across the following error message:

Error: “The most recent request was denied because it contained an invalid security token. Please refresh the page and try again.”

  1. Login to your Joomla Administrator
  2. Go to Extensions > Manage > Updates
  3. Click on Clear Cache and then click on Find Updates
  4. Now Install the Discovered “com_joomlaupdate”
  5. Also, update any other extension updates that show up in the list for you.
  6. Attempt to Update Joomla again

Applies To: Joomla 3.x.x.

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