The “Access Denied” error code 1020 on ChatGPT usually occurs when Cloudflare blocks access. Note that Cloudflare is the content delivery network that ChatGPT uses. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as suspicious or malicious activity from your IP address. This can also be due to the IP address range you are using.
To fix this error, you can try any one of the following:
Check your network connection
Make sure that you have a stable internet connection. Also, make sure your device is not using a VPN or proxy service. VPNs and proxies are often a cause of these issues.
Clear your browser cache and cookies
This one sounds obvious but seriously try it. It’s the equivalent of turning it off and then back on again. Clearing your browser cache and cookies can help fix any issues with your browser’s stored data. This can definitely be the reason you’re getting this error.
Try a different browser
Are you using still using Internet Explorer in 2023? Hop on a different browser and that may clear up your ChatGPT access denied issue!
Wait for a few minutes
Yeah, this sounds like a sucky option, I know. However, sometimes, the error can occur due to temporary issues with the Cloudflare servers. Waiting for a few minutes and then refreshing the page may fix the issue.
If the issue persists, you can try accessing the website from a different device or network. This will allow you to see if the issue is specific to your device or network. If all else fails, jump on ChatGPT’s discord channel and see if someone is able to walk you through a fix.
Got it working again? Let us know in the comments below what got it working. (You can even use ChatGPT to write your comment if you were able to get everything working properly.)