django-simplekeys is a reusable Django app that provides a simple way to add API keys to an existing Django project, regardless of API framework.


  • Token bucket rate limiting, for limiting requests/second with optional bursting behavior.
  • Quota-based rate limiting (e.g. requests/day)
  • Ability to configure different usage tiers, to give different users different rates/quotas.
  • Ability to configure different ‘zones’ so that different API methods can have different limits. (e.g. some particularly computationally expensive queries can have a much lower limit than cheap GET queries)
  • Provided views for very simple email-based API key registration.


  • simplekeys requires Django 2.0 or later and Python 3.6 and later

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