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I get this message every time  when logging straight in to home page

( Error 525 - SSL handshake failed  Ray ID: 69d08b5bcab109ba • 2021-10-12 13:06:15 UTC )

but do not get it when I connect with a history link to lets say a forum post....I am not sure it is on my end but I do not hear of anyone else having said issue


Error 525: SSL handshake failed

525 errors are often caused by a configuration issue on the origin web server. Error 525 occurs when these two conditions are true:

  1. The SSL handshake fails between Cloudflare and the origin web server, and
  2. Full or Full (Strict) SSL is set in the Overview tab of your Cloudflare SSL/TLS app.


Contact your hosting provider to exclude the following common causes at your origin web server:

  • No valid SSL certificate installed
  • Port 443 (or other custom secure port) is not open
  • No SNI support
  • The cipher suites accepted by Cloudflare does not match the cipher suites supported by the origin web server


If 525 errors occur intermittently, review the origin web server error logs to determine the cause. Configure Apache to log mod_ssl errors. Also, nginx includes SSL errors in its standard error log, but may possibly require an increased log level.
Edited by loaderXI
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4 minutes ago, McGrim said:

You didn't disinfect your hands before touching the keyboard 🤣  ( The SSL handshake fails between Cloudflare and the origin web server

Im sorry I have a habit of touching my monkey and making the @McGrim face 😂 haha ya wanker

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52 minutes ago, JoeCamel said:

You must use https://www.xtremeidiots.com/  You are using https://xtremeidiots.com  The xtremeidiots.com SSL certificate does not cover the domain only URL for some reason.

Thanks that worked

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