Custom maven repository error handler

One of the maven repositories we are required to use is hosted on Amazon AWS. The problem with this is that it returns a 403 when a resource is missing, rather than a 404 (Annoying? yes, but we can’t do anything about it). This causes the error message that Gradle generates to be misleading.

Is there a way to override this so that Gradle treats 403’s the exact same as 404’s? Ideally only for this one repository, but for the whole project would probably be fine.

I don’t think there’s a way to do this at the moment.