Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API limits

The REST API for the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service is subject to request limits, which are explained in this article.

About Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API limits


Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API requests are subject to limits. Limits protect shared resources. API request limits are based on making resources available equitably and optimally for all customers.

The limits documented here are starting points for new API users. Limits can be increased by opening a Support ticket.

This guide might not cover all limits or might contain limits that don't apply to your Wowza Streaming Cloud subscription. Stated limits don't guarantee that the specified resource is available at its limit in all circumstances. For example, load, performance, and other system issues might prevent some limits from being reached. Limits are subject to change without notice. In addition, this guide doesn't include limits for:

  • User interface elements in Wowza Streaming Cloud
     
  • Field lengths
     
  • Your Wowza Streaming Cloud subscription

When you exceed a limit, all Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API resources return a 429 "too many requests" error.

Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API limits table


The following are the API limits for concurrent and total API requests and operations for new API users.

Feature/Endpoint Request Limit
Connections 60 per minute from the same IP address
Live streams or transcoders You can create up to 10 within 3 hours in the API and/or in the user interface
Stream sources You can create up to 10 within 3 hours in the API and/or in the user interface
Stream targets You can create up to 10 within 3 hours in the API and/or in the user interface
Geo-blocking For any Wowza CDN HLS or HDS stream target, you can block or whitelist a total of 30 locations and IP addresses, in any combination

To request an increase on a limit, open a Support ticket.


Originally Published: 05-18-2016.
Updated: 10-06-2016

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