I hit a request limit I didn't think existed

I just got this:

{"status_code":429,"status_message":"Your request count (236) is over the allowed limit of 200."}

But the only docs about API limits I can find say there are no such limits.

What's happening?

Hey @bart,

You are correct that there shouldn't be a limit. Are you querying the CDN? Your URL endpoint should look like this:


If the CDN isn't the issue, then can you tell me what kind of process you are running to get this error?


No, I'm using https://[repo].prismic.io/graphql because that's what the documentation says to use.

Hey @bart,

I didn't realize you were using GraphQL, so the endpoint is different, but the principle is the same. Switching to the CDN might solve this issue. The URL should be:


Let me know if that works for you.


I was trying to point out that the documentation should be amended:

  1. Where you talk about there being no limits, say that's as long as you're using the CDN endpoint.
  2. Where you tell us which endpoint to use for GraphQL, mention the CDN one too.

Yes, the other endpoint was working for me, but I still managed to hit a limit. I'm currently getting a code 413 with this body:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<HTML><HEAD><META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<TITLE>ERROR: The request could not be satisfied</TITLE>
<H1>413 ERROR</H1>
<H2>The request could not be satisfied.</H2>
<HR noshade size="1px">
Bad request.
We can't connect to the server for this app or website at this time. There might be too much traffic or a configuration error. Try again later, or contact the app or website owner.
<BR clear="all">
If you provide content to customers through CloudFront, you can find steps to troubleshoot and help prevent this error by reviewing the CloudFront documentation.
<BR clear="all">
<HR noshade size="1px">
Generated by cloudfront (CloudFront)
Request ID: oT8fSDsP9jnZWmUIPfiKw8ICsgEQirw2XMwaLQQdfHX4J5RV_6JWiA==

Ah, it turns out I was just hitting the URL length limit again, and Cloudfront doesn't give a useful error message for it. My only clue was the 413 status.

Some other threads about the issue I'm now hitting:

Please fix it. There's only so far I can optimize these queries.

Hey @bart ,

Thanks for this feedback! Our GraphQL API is still in beta, so we're ironing out issues like this. GraphQL POST requests are on our roadmap. I'll share this info with the product team, so they can consider it when setting priorities.


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