Rate Limiting Analytics

Rate Limiting Analytics displays the number of requests that were blocked because they matched a rule.  For requests exceeding this limit, Cloudflare Rate Limiting issues a 429 error.


Overview

You can view rate limiting analytics in the Analytics app of the Cloudflare dashboard. To see the Rate Limiting analytics panel in the UI, you might need to scroll down.

The graph shows traffic that matched the rule for both simulated and blocked requests. The solid line indicates all matched requests (e.g., both blocked and simulated), while the dotted line shows blocked requests.

 
Enterprise customers can see a breakdown of blocked requests per location in their status code analytics view. A status of 429 indicates that a rule blocked a request, but it also includes 429 errors from the origin server, if the origin returns them.  This happens when the origin server applies its own rate limiting rules.

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