Hello World tutorials

These Hello World tutorials show you how to get an EdgeWorkers function up and running on your site. You'll learn how to set up the EdgeWorkers service and then create and deploy the Hello World code bundle using the EdgeWorkers Management application, API, and CLI.


Review these prerequisites before you start.

PrerequisiteEdgeWorkers APIEdgeWorkers CLIEdgeWorkers Management application
Login credentials for Akamai Control Center
Entitlement for EdgeWorkers in your contract

An API token


To get useful information about your EdgeWorkers functions that will help you troubleshoot, we highly recommend that you enable enhanced debug headers.

Admin and developer roles

This diagram illustrates how the different roles in your organization may divide up the EdgeWorkers tasks. An Akamai Administrator will typically set up the EdgeWorkers service while a developer writes, tests, and deploys the JavaScript code.

Once you've successfully completed the Hello World use case, review the code samples in the Akamai EdgeWorkers GitHub repo. Each example uses an EdgeWorkers function to optimize content delivery by creating customized experiences for your website visitors.

Once you've reviewed the prerequisites you can start setting up the EdgeWorkers service and create an EdgeWorker ID.

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