Frequent SSL Handshake Failed Errors on My Website (

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What is the error number?


What is the issue you’re encountering

Hi Cloudflare Community, I recently added my website,, to Cloudflare, and I’ve been experiencing some issues that I hope you can help me with. I’m encountering frequent “SSL Handshake Failed” errors. This has been causing a lot of downtime and frustration for my users. Here are some details about my current setup: SSL/TLS Settings: Full (strict) Origin Server: Nginx SSL Certificate: Let’s Encrypt

What steps have you taken to resolve the issue?

Checked my origin server’s SSL certificate, and it seems to be valid and up-to-date.
Ensured that my DNS settings in Cloudflare are correct.
Tried purging the cache and resetting the SSL/TLS settings in Cloudflare.
Despite these efforts, the issue persists. I suspect there might be some misconfiguration or additional steps I need to take to resolve this.

Hello there,

I noticed that on your SSL/TLS settings that your encryption mode is on flexible and not on Full (Strict) like you mentioned. Was that change on purpose?

Do you have some screenshots of the error? (please be attentive on possible sensitive info of your website, cover it)

Have our document to check if you followed the steps correctly:


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