I have been using Cloudflare for years and have started facing this issue since the past 3-4 months.
I have my webserver behind Cloudflare’s dns proxy with full ssl.
A few months ago I was faced with the issue of not being able to access the files from the file manager under CPanel. I can view and traverse directories, but as soon as I try to view or edit a file Cloudflare blocks my IP address. My website works fine, the admin dashboards work fine, but only file access under CPanel’s file manager are being blocked by Cloudflare.
The first time this incident occured, it took me some time to figure out that it was coming from the WAF option in Cloudflare which I had never really setup manually and seemed to be a new offering. Taking a look at the activity log, I added the specific ruleset to the firewall to “Allow” my IP address. It was working fine.
Since yesterday, it has been acting up again. It keeps opening up the window " Sorry, you have been blocked" every time I try to open file for viewing r editing in Cpanel.
Verifying the setting for Cloudflare WAF, the ruleset is still the same to allow my IP, yet it keeps blocking me every time. So, I tried changing to bypass all rules still no avail.
It is a managed rule by Cloudflare so i don’t see any other option to do anything from my end. “Allow”, “Bypass” don’t work.
What is the possible way to rectify this?