It is the process of limiting the total number of API requests users can make in the allotted period. API functions act as a gateway between a user and software applications.
Steps for setting throttling values in a Mashery:
It is easy to set your throttling values now. The following steps guide you to how to set the throttling values in Mashery in just 5 steps:
Step1: Use your credentials to log in to the Mashery Portal
Step2: Now, Click on API Packages which is listed on the dashboard.
Step:3: Click on the respective API package and plan
Step 4: Now, you can find Rate limits on your LHS. Just set the values accordingly.
Step 5: Finally, start the test Using postman. For e.g., if you set Throttle Value as 3, if you get more than 3 hits in one second, it will trigger the error state as "Over Rate".
Thus, the steps required for setting the throttling values in Mashery are shown with a simple illustration.
API throttling offers the following benefits which is essential for an organization to expose their services with the help of APIs: