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Rate limits restrict API calls to a set number of requests per hour based on the type of request. A 429 response code indicates that the applicable rate limit has been exceeded.
These limits only apply to APIs with api.wikimedia.org as the base URL. Rate limits may vary depending on the API; see the API catalog for the rate limits applicable to each API. For higher rate limits, check out Wikimedia Enterprise.
API requests without an access token are limited to 500 requests per hour per IP address.
API requests authenticated using a personal API token are limited to 5,000 requests per hour.
API requests authenticated using the OAuth 2.0 client credentials flow are limited to 5,000 requests per hour.
API requests authenticated using the OAuth 2.0 authorization code flow are limited to 5,000 requests per hour per user.