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Bitbucket REST API Rate Limiting ?

Jeremy Freeman Feb 26, 2018

I'm downloading a list of commits through the Bitbucket REST API, and I'm running into the flowing message:

AppError: Rate limit for this resource has been exceeded.

There is information on the rate limits here:

However, there isn't a lot of information around how they work, when they reset, or what the timeout is. I would like to modify my download script in a way that can download the full list of commits, while still respecting the limits.

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Ana Retamal Ortiz Atlassian Team Feb 28, 2018

Hi Jeremy, rate limits are divided into one hour windows for both authenticated and unauthenticated requests. To obtain a list of repository commits, the rate is 1,000 requests per hour. Once you reach it you'll need to wait until 1 hour has passed so you can continue sending requests.

Hope this clarifies!


Jeremy Freeman Feb 28, 2018

So, does that mean If I make 1000 requests from 9:45 to 9:59, I can then make 1000 more requests from 10:01-10:15.

Is the one hour window based on clock time? is it a rolling count? Does it start with the last request?

My workload is bursty, so, I would like some clarification around how it's calculated to better prepare for this.

Yana Bazulina Atlassian Team Mar 01, 2018

Hi Jeremy, 

It's the rolling count I believe , not by clock hour. 



Jeremy Freeman Mar 03, 2018

Thanks!  Is there no official documentation on this behavior, aside from the above link?

Yana Bazulina Atlassian Team Mar 06, 2018

Hi Jeremy, 

The document linked above is what we have available right now. 

If you do get more questions or need clarification on anything please do get in touch via the community or raise a support ticket with us.



Jeremy Freeman May 09, 2018

I'm responding to this to add to the documentation.  My tests confirmed that it's a rolling count.

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Alok Saldanha May 04, 2018

I may be missing something, but rather than using the API could you clone the entire repo and extract the list of commits locally?

Jeremy Freeman May 07, 2018

I'm not able to find an endpoint to clone the repository from the OAuth Credentials.

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