Rate limiting on the legacy API
We’ve started rate-limiting the old API (e.g. marketplace.envato.com/api) to 3 requests per minute, and plan on retiring it altogether soon.
If you or one of your products still uses the old API, please switch to the current API, documented in https://build.envato.com/api/
Here’s how to tell the difference between the old and the new API:
- the old API hits endpoints with a
/apiin the URL and uses usernames and legacy API keys for authentication, e.g. https://marketplace.envato.com/api/edge/myusername/mypassword/account.json, https://themeforest.net/api/v3/…, etc.
- the current API hits endpoints with an api.envato.com URL, e.g. https://api.envato.com/v3/market/catalog/item-version, and uses API tokens (OAuth or personal)
PS: If you’re an author using the API to check for new item versions in an auto-update mechanism for your item, we recommend you use the /catalog/item-version endpoint