About DigitalOcean API Rate Limit

Hi all,

The API documentation says that “Requests through the API are rate limited per OAuth token”, and each API key can make ~5000 requests/hour. Am I allowed to “bypass” this limit by spreading my requests over multiple tokens? For example, would I be allowed to raise my limit to 10000 requests/hour by using 2 keys one after another since there are 5000 requests/hour per key?

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Looks like your use case is very specific, we request you to open a Support ticket and that can give us a scope to review your usage in detail.

Meanwhile, refer to below link:

Looking forward!

Cheers, Sri Charan