Manage your plan by setting limits on monthly credit usage for your tokens.
While a usage-based API like ours is great for flexibility, you’re probably also conscious about preventing accidental runaway consumption of your credits. If you have several team members or applications, you may also want to divvy up how much of your plan is used by different teammates.
In the IEX Cloud Console, we provide built-in features that help you manage plan usage and set limits on exactly how many credits you consume in a given month.
This includes setting monthly credit usage limits for tokens, and for our legacy plan users, setting credit budgets.
Set credit usage limits by token
To help manage your plan usage, you can set a monthly credit limit for each token.
If you have different tokens for different teams or end-users, this helps you manage how many of your credits each of those teams or individual users can consume.
To set a limit, go to the API Tokens tab and select “Manage” next to the token.
Next, enter an amount under the monthly credit limit under “Core Credit Usage Limit.”
You can also enable or disable signed requests, allow usage of Premium Data by token, and restrict domains for that token.
Once your limit is hit for a particular token, it will stop using your credits for the month and will no longer return data until either the credit limit is modified or the next month starts.
Credit budgets: Limit usage of pay-as-you-go credits (legacy plans only)
If you have a legacy Launch, Grow, and Scale plan, you may still use our previous billing method of pay-as-you-go credits – for either Premium Data usage or as overages if you use more credits in a given month than allocated with your plan.
Since pay-as-you-go credits are not prepaid (and you can consume as many as you want on top of your plan), many users prefer to set a limit inside of their IEX Cloud Console to prevent accidental runaway usage.
You can set a “credit budget” for both core data usage and Premium Data usage. To set up, navigate to the Credit Use tab in the IEX Cloud Console and click at the top to either “Core Use” or “Premium Use.”
Under the month’s usage chart, you can set your budget.
Premium Data credit budgets
If you are on a legacy Launch, Grow, and Scale plan, a default budget of 100,000,000 credits was set when you enable access to your first dataset. When this limit is reached, access to Premium Data will be paused until the end of the month or until the limit is modified. You can change this limit at any time in the IEX Cloud Console.
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