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Sending ether from one address to another using web3js. Getting issue of "account unlock with HTTP access is forbidden"

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Probably the unlocking process for you account has not completed at the time of transaction.

May be there is a solution in this answer: Error: account unlock with HTTP access is forbidden when unlock an account in Geth console

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When you launch a private network using geth, by default as a security measure unlocking account via HTTP is forbidden, you can overcome this issue with a simple flag that you should provide when launching the network:

--allow-insecure-unlock

Example:

geth --allow-insecure-unlock

Ensure this flag is added when launching the private network

--allow-insecure-unlock -> Allow insecure account unlocking when account-related RPCs are exposed by http

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