I see access to CodeChef API is currently restricted. Is it possible to obtain access? I am a student, developing a project requiring fetching of all user ratings and contest rankings.
No, you cannot. Codechef only allows access to it during hackathons.
Well they say at https://developers.codechef.com/ that you can request access by mailing. I wanted to ask how selective they are in granting access.
I have never requested it from them, but had access to it during hackathon, you can access almost every visible thing of codechef like rating, submission, rating,…etc… etc…