Additional Request Headers

Headers added by the RapidAPI Proxy to API requests.

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Headers sent to API consumers

See Response Headers for a list of headers sent from the RapidAPI Proxy to consumers.

Headers sent to your API

As an API provider, you will receive some additional headers sent from the RapidAPI Proxy to your API:

X-RapidAPI-Proxy-Secret
This is a secret unique key for every API that is appended by the proxy on every request. For high security, you can validate this secret server-side and check if it equals the key shown in the Provider Dashboard under the Security tab of your API definition).

X-RapidAPI-User
The username of the user that's making the request.

X-RapidAPI-Subscription
The name of the subscription (if any). The values can be:

  • BASIC
  • PRO
  • ULTRA
  • MEGA
  • CUSTOM (if the user is subscribed to a custom plan.)

X-RapidAPI-Version
The version of the RapidAPI Proxy.

X-Forwarded-For
The IP address of the client making the request. It could be shown in a comma-separated format like "184.73.132.126, 23.23.103.207" where the first IP address belongs to the client and any subsequent IP represents a proxy.


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