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The Logentries REST API provides a powerful way for your users and systems to programmatically manipulate the Logentries platform without accessing the user interface.

The REST API is made up of multiple resources, listed below:

Rate Limiting

REST API requests are subject to rate limits within a 15 minute period, which will be done per API key per API endpoint - allowing separate limits for /query and /management API endpoints.

Data relating to the rate limits are returned in api responses using the following headers:

  • X-RateLimit-Remaining - gives the total number of requests remaining for this period.
  • X-RateLimit-Limit - gives the total number of requests allowed within this period
  • X-RateLimit-Reset - gives the next Unix epoch (number of seconds) until the remaining number of requests will be reset to the limit.

If a limit is exceeded, we will return a HTTP 429 error code (Too Many Requests) with a Retry-After header set to indicate how long (in seconds) the client should wait before retrying.

REST API