Limiter middleware for Fiber used to limit repeated requests to public APIs and/or endpoints such as password reset etc. Also useful for API clients, web crawling, or other tasks that need to be throttled.

Note: this module does not share state with other processes/servers by default.

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func New(config ...Config) fiber.Handler


Import the middleware package that is part of the Fiber web framework

import (

After you initiate your Fiber app, you can use the following possibilities:

// Default middleware config
// Or extend your config for customization
Next: func(c *fiber.Ctx) bool {
return c.IP() == ""
Max: 20,
Duration: 30 * time.Second,
Key: func(c *fiber.Ctx) string {
return c.Get("x-forwarded-for")
LimitReached: func(c *fiber.Ctx) error {
return c.SendFile("./toofast.html")
Store: myCustomStore{}


// Config defines the config for middleware.
type Config struct {
// Next defines a function to skip this middleware when returned true.
// Optional. Default: nil
Next func(c *fiber.Ctx) bool
// Max number of recent connections during `Duration` seconds before sending a 429 response
// Default: 5
Max int
// KeyGenerator allows you to generate custom keys, by default c.IP() is used
// Default: func(c *fiber.Ctx) string {
// return c.IP()
// }
KeyGenerator func(*fiber.Ctx) string
// Expiration is the time on how long to keep records of requests in memory
// Default: 1 * time.Minute
Expiration time.Duration
// LimitReached is called when a request hits the limit
// Default: func(c *fiber.Ctx) error {
// return c.SendStatus(fiber.StatusTooManyRequests)
// }
LimitReached fiber.Handler
// Store is used to store the state of the middleware
// Default: an in memory store for this process only
Storage fiber.Storage

A custom store can be used if it implements the Storage interface - more details and an example can be found in store.go.

Default Config

var ConfigDefault = Config{
Max: 5,
Expiration: 1 * time.Minute,
KeyGenerator: func(c *fiber.Ctx) string {
return c.IP()
LimitReached: func(c *fiber.Ctx) error {
return c.SendStatus(fiber.StatusTooManyRequests)