doctl account ratelimit

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doctl account ratelimit [flags]




Retrieve the following details about your account’s API usage:

  • The current limit on your account for API calls (default is 5,000 per hour per OAuth token)
  • The number of API calls you have made in the last hour
  • When the API call count resets to zero, which happens hourly

Note that these details are per OAuth token and are bound to the token you used when calling doctl auth init at setup time.


The following example retrieves the number of API calls you have left for the hour:

doctl account ratelimit --format Remaining


Option Description
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: Limit, Remaining, Reset.
--help , -h Help for this command
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
Command Description
doctl account Display commands that retrieve account details

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false