Rate limit on Groups API

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  • Rate limit for groups and projects API introduced in GitLab 17.1. with a flag named rate_limit_groups_and_projects_api. Disabled by default.

You can configure the per minute rate limit per IP address and per user for requests to the following groups API.

Limit Default
GET /groups 200
GET /groups/:id 400
GET /groups/:id/projects 600

To change the rate limit:

  1. On the left sidebar, at the bottom, select Admin Area.
  2. Select Settings > Network.
  3. Expand Groups API rate limits.
  4. Change the value of any rate limit. The rate limits are per minute per user for authenticated requests and per IP address unauthenticated requests. Set to 0 to disable a rate limit.
  5. Select Save changes.

The rate limits:

  • Apply per user if the user is authenticated.
  • Apply per IP address if the user is unauthenticated.
  • Can be set to 0 to disable rate limiting.
  • Are behind the rate_limit_groups_and_projects_api.

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

For example, if you set a limit of 400 for GET /groups/:id, requests to the API endpoint that exceed a rate of 400 within 1 minutes are blocked. Access to the endpoint is restored after one minutes have elapsed.