Rate limits on note creation

Introduced in GitLab 13.9.

This setting allows you to rate limit the requests to the note creation endpoint.

To change the note creation rate limit:

  1. Go to Admin Area > Settings > Network.
  2. Expand the Notes Rate Limits section.
  3. Enter the new value.
  4. Select Save changes.

This limit is:

  • Applied independently per user.
  • Not applied per IP address.

The default value is 300.

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

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