403 (Forbidden) Error on Bing Sitemap Submission

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What is going here?  I just resubmitted our sitemap that was successful last submission to receive a failure notice upon submission tonight.  Why is this happening and how can I fix it? 


This is what the details says:

Download of the sitemap or feed failed

Make sure that Bingbot is allowed to access the sitemap location on your server and resubmit the sitemap. You can test this by fetching the sitemap URL with Fetch as Bingbot.


Thank you for any help I am worried!

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I also have the same problem. I don't see anything blocking the Bingbot crawler in robots.txt though.