Some products available to you through your contract rely on defining your APIs. Here are some generalized prerequisites for defining your APIs regardless of which product you use afterwards. More specific prerequisites are available in each product document.

General prerequisites

You will need:

  • Your ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč account name and contract ID.
  • An administrator login for ‚ÄčAkamai Control Center‚Äč
  • A digital property configured for your product
  • Information about the APIs you want to deploy over the Akamai network
  • Optional: An OpenAPI (Swagger) or RAML file that contains your API definition


The supported API definition file versions are Swagger 2.0, Swagger 3.0, and RAML 0.8.