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Symantec Endpoint Protection API created an error when trying to run.


Article ID: 174399


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Endpoint Protection


When running the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) API you see the following error: Error: {"error":"Rate limit exceeded."}


Error: {"error":"Rate limit exceeded."}. 


There's a separate value for REST API, "" that has limit of 50 requests per 1 minute. The max is around 5000 but it is set at 50 to prevent DOS attacking yourself. Unless there is a pressing need, consider using the default. 


To increase the limit:

  1. C:\Program Files(x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\tomcat\etc\ you will find a file called
  2. Look for and increase up to 5000.

To disable:

  1. Add the following to and then restart SEPM services.

Note: Changing this number to a higher value can have catastrophic repercussions to your environment.  Extensive testing in a lab environment before making any changes in production is strongly recommended.