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Off - SSL/TLS encryption modes

Setting your encryption mode to Off (not recommended) redirects any HTTPS request to plaintext HTTP.

​​ Use when

Cloudflare does not recommend setting your encryption mode to Off.

​​ Required setup

To change your encryption mode in the dashboard:

  1. Log in to the Cloudflare dashboard and select your account and domain.
  2. Go to SSL/TLS.
  3. Choose an encryption mode.

To adjust your encryption mode with the API, send a PATCH request with the value parameter set to your desired setting (off, flexible, full, strict).

​​ Limitations

When you set your encryption mode to Off, your application:

​​ Incompatible settings

When you set your SSL/TLS encryption mode to Off, you will not see the options for Always Use HTTPS or Onion Routing.

Authenticated Origin Pull does not work when your SSL/TLS encryption mode is set to Off or Flexible.