Axios plugin that intercepts failed requests and retries them whenever posible.

Usage no npm install needed!

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Axios plugin that intercepts failed requests and retries them whenever possible.


npm install axios-retry


Not working with axios 0.19.0. For details see the bug. axios 0.19.1 has fixed this bug.


// CommonJS
// const axiosRetry = require('axios-retry');

// ES6
import axiosRetry from 'axios-retry';

axiosRetry(axios, { retries: 3 });

axios.get('http://example.com/test') // The first request fails and the second returns 'ok'
  .then(result => {
    result.data; // 'ok'

// Exponential back-off retry delay between requests
axiosRetry(axios, { retryDelay: axiosRetry.exponentialDelay});

// Custom retry delay
axiosRetry(axios, { retryDelay: (retryCount) => {
  return retryCount * 1000;

// Works with custom axios instances
const client = axios.create({ baseURL: 'http://example.com' });
axiosRetry(client, { retries: 3 });

client.get('/test') // The first request fails and the second returns 'ok'
  .then(result => {
    result.data; // 'ok'

// Allows request-specific configuration
  .get('/test', {
    'axios-retry': {
      retries: 0
  .catch(error => { // The first request fails
    error !== undefined

// Allows retries on status-code-200 responses to work around poorly-written APIs
 * @returns {boolean}
const shouldRetrySuccessResponse = (responseBody) => {
  return responseBody.errorMessage && responseBody.errorMessage.includes('too many requests');

axiosRetry(client, { shouldRetrySuccessResponse });

client.get('/test')  // Retries until shouldRetrySuccessResponse returns false or another no-retry condition is met
  .then(result => {
    result.data; // 'ok'

Note: Unless shouldResetTimeout is set, the plugin interprets the request timeout as a global value, so it is not used for each retry but for the whole request lifecycle.


Name Type Default Description
retries Number 3 The number of times to retry before failing.
retryCondition Function isNetworkOrIdempotentRequestError A callback to further control if a request should be retried. By default, it retries if it is a network error or a 5xx error on an idempotent request (GET, HEAD, OPTIONS, PUT or DELETE).
retryDelay Function function noDelay() { return 0; } A callback to further control the delay between retried requests. By default there is no delay between retries. Another option is exponentialDelay (Exponential Backoff). The function is passed retryCount and error.
shouldResetTimeout Boolean false Defines if the timeout should be reset between retries
shouldRetrySuccessResponse Function function shouldRetrySuccessResponse() { return false; } A function to control if a response with a 200 status code should be retried. Useful when you need to use APIs that send 200 status codes when an error status code (e.g. 429) is more appropriate. The function is passed the server's response body (not the entire response; just the HTTP response body).


Clone the repository and execute:

npm test


  1. Fork it: git clone https://github.com/softonic/axios-retry.git
  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout -b feature/my-new-feature
  3. Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Added some feature'
  4. Check the build: npm run build
  5. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
  6. Submit a pull request :D