Throttling is enabled in API Manager in different levels as follows:
An API In WSO2 API Manager, an API, application or a resource can be available to a consumer at different levels of service. This is facilitated by throttling tiers. Throttling tiers are used to limit the number of hits to an API/application or a resource during a given period of time, typically in cases of infrastructure limitations, security concerns (preventing DOS attacks), monetization purposes etc.
In addition, there is also a special tier called Unlimited, which allows unlimited access. It can be disabled by editing the
<TierManagement> node of the api-manager.xml file.
You can also add your own tiers to the API Manager using the instructions in section Adding New Throttling Tiers.
Throttling is enabled in API Manager in 3 different levels as follows:
When creating an API, you can select multiple entries from the list of default tiers. At subscription time, the consumers of the API can choose which tier they are interested in. Accordingly, the subscriber is granted a maximum number of requests as defined in the tier s/he selected.
Throttling can also be set at the application-level using the API Store. You can find more information on Application-Level Throttling.
Go back to Tier Availability section in Creating an API page.