ChatGPT ‘Access Denied’: How To Fix Error Code 1020?

Everyday ChatGPT gets more and more popular, and the service needs to use security measures to prevent the flood of users from stoping it completely. And as a results of this, sometimes you can get a 1020 error from too much demand.

By Cristian Gonzalez •  Updated: 04/11/23 •  2 min read

The error code 1020 ChatGPT ‘Access Denied’ is typically associated with Cloudflare, a web security company that OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT, uses to provide services such as content delivery network (CDN), DDoS mitigation, and DNS. This error occurs when Cloudflare blocks access to a website due to a security rule violation.

If you’re receiving an “Access Denied” message with error code 1020, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies: Sometimes, cached data can cause errors. Clearing your browser’s cache and cookies may help resolve the issue.
  2. Disable any VPN or proxy services: If you’re using a VPN or proxy service, try disabling it and accessing the website again.
  3. Contact the website owner: If the website is yours, you can log in to your Cloudflare account and check the security settings to see if any rules are blocking access to your website. If you’re not the website owner, you can contact them and let them know you’re experiencing issues accessing their website.
  4. Wait it out: Sometimes, the error may be temporary, and waiting a few minutes or hours may resolve the issue.

The above fixes should help users access ChatGPT unblocked. If none of these steps work, you can contact OpenAI support for further assistance.

Cristian Gonzalez

I have been using automation tools for many years, now with the advancements of AI and Machine Learning I have been more and more interested in this topic, that's why I started Robotizados a website that helps people be informed about the risks, challenges, and opportunities of Artificial Intelligence.