Published on April 15th, 2020 📆 | 6597 Views ⚑0
Cloudflare dashboard and APIs are down, some sites having issues
Cloudflare is experiencing outages in multiple components of its infrastructure including, the dashboard, API, and their Argo smart routing feature that are causing issues for some sites that are using them.
Starting at approximately Apr 15, 15:38 UTC, Cloudflare began experiencing an internal infrastructure outage that took down various services used by web sites to administer their website, provide better routing, or clear caches via APIs.
According to Cloudflare’s updates, this outage is caused by a network connectivity issue in the data center serving the API and dashboard functions.
Cloudflare users who attempt to access the dashboard during this outage will see an “Error 522 Connection timed out error” as shown below.
Causing issues on some sites
For most sites, this outage is more of an annoyance as they will not be able to access the Cloudflare dashboard.
For other sites, such as Macrumors, it is causing their content to seem out of date because they are unable to access the APIs to clear the cache when they make an article update.
Other sites utilizing the Argo smart routing feature are entirely down due to this outage and are unable to disable Argo as they cannot access the dashboard.
Cloudflare has been updating its system status report fairly frequently and BleepingComputer will update this article when more information is available or the issue is resolved.