"Rate limit for '/directory' reached

Hi everyone, my client has been getting this error for a while now:

{"type": "urn:ietf:params:acme:error:rateLimited", "detail": "Rate limit for '/directory' reached"}

But, what is this limit? I cannot found a value.
We are asking for renewal of an average of 12 certificate per hours, with peaks of 40-44 certificate, so all other limits are respected (300 pending authorizations, 300 new orders/3h ... ).

Thanks for any help.


Welcome Back to the Let's Encrypt Community :slightly_smiling_face:

The “new-reg”, “new-authz”, and “new-cert” endpoints on the v1 API and the “new-nonce”, “new-account”, “new-order”, and “revoke-cert” endpoints on the v2 API have an Overall Requests limit of 20 per second. The “/directory” endpoint and the “/acme” directory & subdirectories have an Overall Requests limit of 40 requests per second.


It's worth checking how often you actually query /directory during a certificate request as some clients hit this more frequently than they need to.


Oh, thanks... I've completely missed these lines!
I'll check the client, but we do some parallels requests so I think it's because of these concurrent calls more than client...

Thanks all!


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