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How to use the rate limiting middleware in ASP.NET Core 7

March 30, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

Rate limiting is a technique used to restrict the number of requests allowed to a particular resource to thwart DDoS attacks and API abuses. Once a rate limiting threshold is reached, subsequent requests to the resource are disallowed, delayed, or throttled.

Until .NET 7, implementing rate limiting in ASP.NET Core applications required using third-party packages such as AspNetCoreRateLimit. But with ASP.NET Core 7, rate limiting is now a built-in feature, available as a middleware designed to prevent abuse, protect against attacks, and ensure fair resource allocation.

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