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Steam bot can't get API key and blocks your IP?


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Is there an issue causing some bots to not be able to use an API key, or something else? I am having the most bizarre issue, and can't find the cause :(


For whatever reason, after my bot logs in, I need the cookies and API key for trade manager, but the code:


client.on('webSession', function(sessionID, cookies) {
        manager.setCookies(cookies, function(err) {
                if (err) {
                        process.exit(1); // Fatal error since we couldn't get o>

                console.log("Got API key: " + manager.apiKey);



never fires.


To make things weirder, it fires just fine for a different bot that I own. I tried copying the node_modules from that bot over (I once was unable to trade because I had an outdated copy) but it still didn't work. After experimenting for a while my IP address was 429-rate limited. So I ran the bot from a different IP address and that one as rate limited almost immediately.


The next morning, the 429 had been removed, but when I tried running the bot again it immediately returned.


If anyone knows what is going on, please help! I haven't been able to do anything and I know this post is incredibly vague, but it's so difficult to experiment since you'd have to wait 12 hours for anything. I know little more than what is here.


Please help :(

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Could you please give more code? It's hard to give an answer with this. 

The account must be without the $5 limit, to get the API key.
Error 429 - too many requests should add delays. SDA can also be the source of the problem

Edited by rikray_
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