Rate limits on issue creation

Introduced in GitLab 12.10.

This setting allows you to rate limit the requests to the issue creation endpoint. It defaults to 300 requests per minute. You can change it in Admin Area > Settings > Network > Performance Optimization.

For example, requests using the Projects::IssuesController#create action exceeding a rate of 300 per minute are blocked. Access to the endpoint is allowed after one minute.

Rate limits on issues creation

This limit is:

  • Applied independently per project and per user.
  • Not applied per IP address.
  • Active by default. To disable it, set the option to 0.

Requests over the rate limit are logged into the auth.log file.