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.


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")


// 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
// Duration is the time on how long to keep records of requests in memory
// Default: time.Minute
Duration time.Duration
// Key allows you to generate custom keys, by default c.IP() is used
// Default: func(c *fiber.Ctx) string {
// return c.IP()
// }
Key func(*fiber.Ctx) string
// LimitReached is called when a request hits the limit
// Default: func(c *fiber.Ctx) error {
// return c.SendStatus(fiber.StatusTooManyRequests)
// }
LimitReached fiber.Handler

Default Config

var ConfigDefault = Config{
Next: nil,
Max: 5,
Duration: time.Minute,
Key: func(c *fiber.Ctx) string {
return c.IP()
LimitReached: func(c *fiber.Ctx) error {
return c.SendStatus(fiber.StatusTooManyRequests)