What do I need to know to get started?

Find out what you need to get started with the Dynatrace API.


Read access to the Dynatrace API is free of charge on a fair use model.

You are charged for defining and pushing new custom metrics through the Dynatrace API on a per-metric, per-month basis. For testing and prototyping, you have a free tier of 100 custom metrics per month quota for each Dynatrace SaaS environment or Dynatrace Managed cluster.

Rate limiting

API access is limited to 50 requests / minute on Dynatrace SaaS environment. There is no rate limit for Dynatrace Managed installations. Get in touch with your Dynatrace representative to increase this limit for SaaS environments.

Custom metric limits

By default, there's a free quota of 100 custom metrics/month that you can report using the Dynatrace API. Each metric dimension counts as a separate metric. To increase or eliminate this quota, get in touch with your Dynatrace representative.


The use of a secured communication channel over HTTPS is mandatory.

Base URL

All calls currently have one of the following base URLs. You can find your environment ID by looking at your Dynatrace environment URL.



To maintain version integrity into the future, the API is versioned. Versioning is achieved via a versioned URL path.