To help prevent nefarious use of the eBay APIs, each application has a limit on the number of requests it can make to the OAuth endpoint in any one 24-hour day. The number of requests allocated to an application is called the rate limit for that application.

The OAuth rate limits are assigned to the endpoint that an application uses to mint OAuth access tokens (, and the rate limits are different for each grant_type value. The following table shows the rate limits for the different types of grant_type values:

Grant type Access Token Type Rate Limit

Client credentials grant

(grant_type = client_credentials)

Application access token 1,000 requests/day

Authorization code grant

(grant_type = authorization_code)

User access token 10,000 requests/day

Refresh token grant

(grant_type = refresh_token)

User access token 50,000 requests/day