Azure APIM throttle back

suvra jyoti 151 Reputation points

Hi All,

I would like to know whether Azure API Management has the ability to throttle back rather than deny a request at the gateway. Something like this:

• Zero thru X call per minute – no throttle
• X thru Y calls per minute – queue or delay before routing to the back-end
• Y or above call per minute – respond with error


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Azure API Management
An Azure service that provides a hybrid, multi-cloud management platform for APIs.
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  1. Pramod Valavala 20,591 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @suvra jyoti There is no built-in way to achieve this using APIM. It would be best to implement this in your backend.

    You could leverage features like error handling to handle requests after the initial rate limit differently like forwarding the request to another service that could queue the request and return a URL that can be used to track. This too would require building such a service though.

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