Key concepts and terms

Get to know the conceptual objects that are common for both CP codes and reporting groups. For more specific details, see About CP codes and About reporting groups.

Account

An account key that ​Akamai​ customers use to access all their services. While administrators may have access to more than one account, in general they provision all their web assets under a single account.

Contract

The level of access that depends on the contracts associated with your Control Center username. If the contractId you select is not associated with your username, the request fails. Each account features one or more contracts that have a fixed term of service during which specified ​Akamai​ products and modules are active.

High water mark limit

CP codes and reporting groups have high watermark limits. You can only create up to a certain number of CP codes and reporting groups within your account. These limits are enforced regardless of whether you use a configuration application, such as Property Manager, or a corresponding API, such as PAPI. The current status of reporting group usage is visible in CP codes and Reporting Groups app and API.

You can also view the CP code limits from the configuration tools where you create the CP codes. The status includes your current usage and how many are still available.

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To have the limits increased, contact your account representative.

Account limit

Usually, all contracts associated with an account share the account's limit. The total number of objects created in all associated contracts can't exceed the account's limit. For example, you can split 100 CP codes in total among all your contracts tied to an account that has a 100 CP code limit.

Example: Neither of the contracts overrides their account limit. This means that you can add 100 CP codes in total to the contracts under this account. In this case, you are left with 30 CP codes to share between the contracts.

Let's look at the account's and contract's water mark limits:

Account limitContract1 limitContract2 limit
100100100

Let's look at the number of CP codes added to the associated contracts and the account's capacity:

CP codes per contract1CP codes per contract2Account capacity
601030

Account limit override

Note that high water mark limit may also refer to the maximum number of CP codes or reporting groups allowed for a contract if the contract's limit overrides its account limit. An overridden contract's limit is a separate limit that isn't affected by the account's limit constraint.

Example: One of the contracts overrides its account limit. As a result, this contract's limit is separate from the account's limit and doesn't affect its count. You can add 100 CP codes in total to the contracts that share the account's limit and up to 200 CP codes to the contract that overrides the account's limit. In this case, you are left with 10 CP codes that you can share between the contracts constrained by the account's limit (Contract1 and Contract2), and 50 CP codes that you can add to the overridden contract (Contract3).

Let's look at the account's and contract's water mark limits:

Account limitContract1 limitContract2 limitContract3 limit
100100100200

Let's look at the number of CP codes added to the associated contracts, account's capacity, and overridden contract's capacity:

CP codes per contract1CP codes per contract2CP codes per contract3Account capacityOverridden contract capacity
70201501050

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