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Allow for per-token API Request Limits

In essence, this request is to allow for defining specific rate limits to any given API token.

For example: Say I wanted to provide a stakeholding team with an API token for Chef Automate and the team tells me they’re only going to be making a single API request [with that token] every hour; in this case it would be ideal if I could explicitly limit that token’s ability to make more than like 24 requests per day.

  • Austin Culter
  • Jun 10 2021
  • Currently Declined
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  • Ankur Mundhra commented
    28 Jun, 2021 06:31am

    Get your point. This seems to be a good to have feature. At this moment, the team is invested in some mission critical initiatives. I will club this idea with other API improvement ideas and work out some favourable time for it. Till then keep helping us with more business use cases around this. Thanks!

  • Austin Culter commented
    15 Jun, 2021 03:27pm

    This would benefit us by being able to control the amount of requests made to the API; without this feature, then anyone with an API key could (theoretically) pummel our infrastructure with requests.

  • Ankur Mundhra commented
    15 Jun, 2021 03:19pm

    Curious to understand, how can it help you, Austin?