Rate limit for user calls


#1

Hi

Just to be 100% clear. If I have an application that has users which are authorised/registered with it, I can call GET friends/ids (for example)

1 registered user: 15 calls/15 mins (plus 15 calls/15 mins from the app auth directly)
1,000 registered users: 15,000 calls/15 mins (plus 15 calls/15 mins from the app auth directly)
100,000 registered user: 1,500,000 calls/15 mins (plus 15 calls/15 mins from the app auth directly)

Or have I completely misunderstood how the rate limits work?

I just want to make sure my app works within the guidelines!

Thanks,
Rob


#2

Nope, it’s that you can make 15 requests on behalf of each of your users per 15 minutes. There are no multiplier effects.


#3

Sorry Taylor, that’s what I sort of mean (I think).

So if I had ten users, I could make 15 requests using their access tokens over a 15 minute period.

So essentially, over the same 15 minute period:
15 requests logged in as user 1
15 requests logged in as user 2

15 requests logged in as user 10
15 requests logged in as the app

A total of 165 requests within a 15 minute period.

Is that correct or am I still just completely wrong? Sorry lol!

Rob