Rate Limiting

In order to ensure the quality of service to all VGS customers and help prevent runaway scripts from depleting customer quotas we have rate limiting in our both sandbox and live environment.


Limits are set depending on the service type (Inbound/Outbound) and the environment type (Sandbox/Live). Rate limit is applied per vault.


  • Inbound traffic - 200 rpm
  • Outbound traffic - 200 rpm


  • Inbound traffic - 5,000 rpm
  • Outbound traffic - 5,000 rpm

How it works

Inbound traffic

Inbound traffic is limited by unique IP.

Outbound traffic

Outbound traffic is limited by a pair of access credentials (username and password), which you’re using for the VGS outbound proxy.


If you’ve reached your limit, all following requests will be interrupted with status code 429 and will be reset after a minute.


If you have any questions, comments or need to increase your limit, please contact us at support@verygoodsecurity.com