SSL Handshake failed > 403 Forbidden Error

Hi, my website is showing “SSL handshake failed” since 2 days. I turned the SSL settings to “Flexible”, but then after refreshing the error it shows “Forbidden Error 403”. What should I do?

That’s a mistake in the first place as that will make your site insecure and remove all encryption. Set that to Full Strict.

However, you will most likely have a general SSL issue with your site and should first fix that with your host. Pause Cloudflare (Overview screen, bottom right) and make sure your site loads fine on HTTPS. Talk to your host if necessary.

Once your site loads fine on HTTPS, you can unpause Cloudflare.

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