[API-users] GBIF API requests limit

Markus Döring mdoering at gbif.org
Fri Dec 1 09:10:57 CET 2017

Hi Akshat,

there is no rate limit to the main API. If you are planning on hammering it real badly please give us a short notice when and how so we can monitor it.
The only throttled area are occurrence downloads which need authentication. These are queued and downloads from the same users are sequentially.
Search requests have a deep paging limit documented on our site.


> On 30. Nov 2017, at 22:45, Akshat Pant <akshat26 at terpmail.umd.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am new to this mailing list.
> Can someone please tell me what is the maximum requests per second allowed on the GBIF API ?
> I was not able to find this on the GBIF website's API section.
> I hope that the API guru members on this list will be able to help.
> Thanks in advance,
> Akshat
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