Site recently added to Cloudflare seems to be responding incredibly slow

We put our site on Cloudflare earlier today ( and since then, it seems like requests take a really long time to load. We’re using Strict full SSL with an origin cert installed in nginx.

One weird thing I’m noticing is when I curl on localhost from one of the application servers, I get this message:

curl: (60) Peer's Certificate issuer is not recognized.
More details here:

curl performs SSL certificate verification by default, using a "bundle"
 of Certificate Authority (CA) public keys (CA certs). If the default
 bundle file isn't adequate, you can specify an alternate file
 using the --cacert option.
If this HTTPS server uses a certificate signed by a CA represented in
 the bundle, the certificate verification probably failed due to a
 problem with the certificate (it might be expired, or the name might
 not match the domain name in the URL).
If you'd like to turn off curl's verification of the certificate, use
 the -k (or --insecure) option.

Welcome to the Cloudflare Community. :logodrop:

I don’t have any feedback on your load time, but the error you see in curl is caused by the Cloudflare Origin CA root certificate not being in the default bundle. You can save a copy and use the referenced method.

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Thanks for the response! It sounds like this only affects curl and wouldn’t have anything to do with the response time of the site then.