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What is rate limiting in laravel 5

Hello World, Today i am going to discuss “what is rate limiting in laravel 5“. This is a very easy tutorial. In this tutorial, we will show you the route code for rate limiting. I have divided this tutorial into the following parts.

  • What is rate limiting
  • How to define rate limiting in laravel 5
  • Text Example


What is rate limiting

If you need to limit users to only accessing any give routes a certain number of times in a given time frame is called “rate limiting”. This is very common in APIs work.


How to define rate limiting in laravel 5

We can define rate limiting in laravel with throttle middleware. “Throttle” middleware can work in laravel 5.2 and above version. We have defined rate limiting in the following code with routes.

Route::middleware('throttle:2,1')->group(function(){
    Route::get('/task'){
        //
    }
});

In the above code, we have applied “throttle” middleware, which takes two parameters: the first one is the number of tries permitted by user and second is the number of minutes to wait before the resetting the attempt count.


Text Example

  • Suppose we have following route for our laravel home page.
Route::get('/', function (){
    return view('welcome');
});
  • We have put the above in following middleware.
Route::middleware('throttle:2,1')->group(function(){
    Route::get('/', function (){
        return view('welcome');
    });
});
  • We have given 2-time access and 1-minute rest for resetting the attempts count.
  • After 1 minute, you can ready to access the page normally.

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