Error: HTTP error 403. API rate limit exceeded

travis-ci

#1

In the last few days I got this error many times. The same builds sometimes pass without error. The error message suggest I may fix this problem by authenticating my requests. It points me to read "the documentation" but I've failed to find or interpret such a documentation.

Anyone knows where I could read for a solution to this?

Error: HTTP error 403.
  API rate limit exceeded for 147.75.198.203. (But here's the good news: Authenticated requests get a higher rate limit. Check out the documentation for more details.)

#2

I solved my problem by setting the environmental variable GITHUB_PAT on the repository-settings on travis. For details see https://github.com/forestgeo/learn/issues/148.