Response is blank when attempting to purge cache from zone when using API Token

Cache is not clearing, receiving a blank response from Cloudflare API when using API Token credentials to purge all files from a zone.

  1. Created an API Token granting Zone.Cache Purge

  2. Submit a CURL request (XXXXXXX represents API Token ID, ZZZZZZZZZ represents valid Zone ID):

curl -X POST “” -H “Authorization: Bearer XXXXXXX” -H “Content-Type:application/json” --data ‘{“purge_everything”:true}’

This returns nothing.

  1. However, if we were to change the zone ID to an incorrect zone, we receive back a typical response:

{“success”:false,“errors”:[{“code”:7003,“message”:“Could not route to /zones/ZZZZZZZZZZ/purge_cache, perhaps your object identifier is invalid?”},{“code”:7000,“message”:“No route for that URI”}],“messages”:,“result”:null}

  1. According to the API reference (, permissions need are “#zone:edit” – I have added Zone.Zone (edit) to the API Token permissions, but still the same “blank” result.

Seems to me that the “blank” response indicates an issue with the Cloudflare response.

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Thanks for thesuggestion – I had missed that method.

As it turns out, the response headers are showing a status of 500.

HTTP/2 500
date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:16:04 GMT
content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
set-cookie: __cfduid=d53c0318cc6a03e284f3141a810b9214c1564071364; expires=Fri, 24-Jul-20 16:16:04 GMT; path=/;; HttpOnly
cf-ray: 4fbf6fad1e9858e9-DFW
expect-ct: max-age=604800, report-uri=“
served-in-seconds: 0.082
strict-transport-security: max-age=15780000; includeSubDomains
x-content-type-options: nosniff
x-envoy-upstream-service-time: 78
server: Cloudflare