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Service Rate Limits


Service Rate Limits makes it easy to use Twilio's battle-tested rate-limiting services to protect your Verify deployment. With Service Rate Limits, you can define the keys to meter and limits to enforce when starting user verifications. Together with Verify's built-in platform protections Service Rate Limits gives you turnkey protection with flexibility.

Prerequisites:

  1. Create a Verification Service
(information)

Info

If you are just getting started with Rate Limits in Verify we recommend checking out our guide on Using Verify Service Rate Limits to Protect Your Application before diving into the API.


Rate Limit Properties

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sidSID<RK>
Not PII

A 34 character string that uniquely identifies this Rate Limit.

Pattern: ^RK[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34

account_sidSID<AC>

The SID of the Account(link takes you to an external page) that created the Rate Limit resource.

Pattern: ^AC[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34

unique_namestring

Provides a unique and addressable name to be assigned to this Rate Limit, assigned by the developer, to be optionally used in addition to SID. This value should not contain PII.


descriptionstring

Description of this Rate Limit


date_createdstring<date-time>

The date and time in GMT when the resource was created specified in RFC 2822(link takes you to an external page) format.


date_updatedstring<date-time>

The date and time in GMT when the resource was last updated specified in RFC 2822(link takes you to an external page) format.


urlstring<uri>

The URL of this resource.


linksobject<uri-map>

The URLs of related resources.


POST https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/{ServiceSid}/RateLimits

The Rate Limit represents the key that your application will provide when starting a user verification request. For example, you may create a rate limit for an end-user IP address to prevent a malicious bot. See the section on Selecting Rate Limit Keys for information on this topic.

Path parameters

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ServiceSidSID<VA>required

The SID of the Service(link takes you to an external page) the resource is associated with.

Pattern: ^VA[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34
UniqueNamestringrequired

Provides a unique and addressable name to be assigned to this Rate Limit, assigned by the developer, to be optionally used in addition to SID. This value should not contain PII.


Descriptionstring

Description of this Rate Limit

Create a Rate Limit

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// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
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// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
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// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secure
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const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
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const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
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const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);
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client.verify.v2.services('VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX')
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.rateLimits
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.create({
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description: 'Limit on end user IP Address',
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uniqueName: 'end_user_ip_address'
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})
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.then(rate_limit => console.log(rate_limit.sid));

Output

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{
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"sid": "RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"service_sid": "VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"unique_name": "end_user_ip_address",
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"description": "Limit on end user IP Address",
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"date_created": "2015-07-30T20:00:00Z",
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"date_updated": "2015-07-30T20:00:00Z",
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"url": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits/RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"links": {
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"buckets": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits/RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Buckets"
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}
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}


GET https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/{ServiceSid}/RateLimits/{Sid}

ServiceSidSID<VA>required

The SID of the Service(link takes you to an external page) the resource is associated with.

Pattern: ^VA[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34

SidSID<RK>required

The Twilio-provided string that uniquely identifies the Rate Limit resource to fetch.

Pattern: ^RK[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34
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// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
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// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
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// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secure
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const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
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const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
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const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);
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client.verify.v2.services('VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX')
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.rateLimits('RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX')
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.fetch()
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.then(rate_limit => console.log(rate_limit.uniqueName));

Output

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{
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"sid": "RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"service_sid": "VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"unique_name": "unique.name",
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"description": "Description",
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"date_created": "2015-07-30T20:00:00Z",
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"date_updated": "2015-07-30T20:00:00Z",
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"url": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits/RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"links": {
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"buckets": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits/RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Buckets"
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}
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}


GET https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/{ServiceSid}/RateLimits

ServiceSidSID<VA>required

The SID of the Service(link takes you to an external page) the resource is associated with.

Pattern: ^VA[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34
PageSizeinteger

How many resources to return in each list page. The default is 50, and the maximum is 1000.

Minimum: 1Maximum: 1000

Pageinteger

The page index. This value is simply for client state.

Minimum: 0

PageTokenstring

The page token. This is provided by the API.

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// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
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// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
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// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secure
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const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
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const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
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const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);
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client.verify.v2.services('VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX')
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.rateLimits
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.list({limit: 20})
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.then(rateLimits => rateLimits.forEach(r => console.log(r.sid)));

Output

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{
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"meta": {
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"page": 0,
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"page_size": 50,
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"first_page_url": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits?PageSize=50&Page=0",
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"previous_page_url": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits?PageSize=50&Page=0",
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"next_page_url": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits?PageSize=50&Page=1",
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"key": "rate_limits",
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"url": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits?PageSize=50&Page=0"
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},
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"rate_limits": [
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{
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"sid": "RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"service_sid": "VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"unique_name": "unique.name",
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"description": "Description",
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"date_created": "2015-07-30T20:00:00Z",
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"date_updated": "2015-07-30T20:00:00Z",
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"url": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits/RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"links": {
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"buckets": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits/RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Buckets"
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}
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}
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]
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}


POST https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/{ServiceSid}/RateLimits/{Sid}

ServiceSidSID<VA>required

The SID of the Service(link takes you to an external page) the resource is associated with.

Pattern: ^VA[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34

SidSID<RK>required

The Twilio-provided string that uniquely identifies the Rate Limit resource to fetch.

Pattern: ^RK[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34
Descriptionstring

Description of this Rate Limit

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twilio-cli
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// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
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// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
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// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secure
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const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
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const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
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const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);
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client.verify.v2.services('VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX')
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.rateLimits('RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX')
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.update({description: 'A much better description'})
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.then(rate_limit => console.log(rate_limit.uniqueName));

Output

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{
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"sid": "RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"service_sid": "VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"unique_name": "unique.name",
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"description": "A much better description",
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"date_created": "2015-07-30T20:00:00Z",
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"date_updated": "2015-07-30T20:00:00Z",
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"url": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits/RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"links": {
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"buckets": "https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/RateLimits/RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Buckets"
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}
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}


DELETE https://verify.twilio.com/v2/Services/{ServiceSid}/RateLimits/{Sid}

ServiceSidSID<VA>required

The SID of the Service(link takes you to an external page) the resource is associated with.

Pattern: ^VA[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34

SidSID<RK>required

The Twilio-provided string that uniquely identifies the Rate Limit resource to fetch.

Pattern: ^RK[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34
Node.js
Python
C#
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twilio-cli
curl

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// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
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// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
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// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secure
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const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
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const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
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const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);
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client.verify.v2.services('VAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX')
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.rateLimits('RKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX')
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.remove();


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