Question: In Auth0 Signals, what is the difference between a hit and a request?
Auth0 Signals is composed of different blacklists built of different resources. The computational cost of consulting a blacklist of an IP is not the same as checking an email or domain.
We have two units that help us to carry out this measure:
HITS are the number of internal calls that a service needs for a given resource. For example, to query an IP in a blacklist or calculate its geo-location, a HIT is required for each of these API requests.
REQUESTS are the calls that customers and users make to the services of each resource through APIs. Depending on the REQUEST the resource can bundle several HITS.
On the Auth0 Signals service, requests to different resources for APIs consume the following HITS:
Check of IP blacklists: 1 HIT per REQUEST.
Full IP address reputation info: 10 HIT PER REQUEST.
Thus, a registered client (40000 HITS/day) will be able to do daily:
Up to 40000 IP blacklist requests.
Up to 4000 Full IP report requests.
Of course, it is possible to combine API calls from different resources until the quota available exhausts.