Create a new custom Ion property

Here, we cover the use of ​Akamai​'s Property Manager Editor to create and customize your Ion property. If you don't need custom control and would prefer to use an interface that will walk you through the process, see Create a new guided Ion property.


  1. In ​Akamai Control Center​, use the drop-down in the top right to select an account that's been provisioned to use Ion.

  2. Click + Create and select Property.

  1. Based on your version of Ion, Premier or Standard, click Create Property in the applicable card. The Setup Ion {version} window is revealed.

  2. Click Property Manager.

  1. In the Property name field, enter a name for your property. This serves as the filename for the property and how it's displayed throughout Property Manager.


To make things easy, you can use your site's hostname as your Property name. Make note of the value you use for future reference.

  1. If you have more than one Contract available with your account, select the applicable one. If you're not sure, talk to your local ​Akamai​ administrator or contact your ​Akamai​ account team.

  2. Select the appropriate Group to use for the property. The group selected must have Ion included on the contract associated with it.

  3. Click Next.

Review property version information

After you add a new property, this is the first panel you'll see. It shows information regarding the Ion property, as well as settings used to define HTTPS (secure) or HTTP (non-secure) delivery.

You can view the contract associated with the property, see its current status on each of the ​Akamai​ edge network environments (Staging—test, vs. Production—live), include Version Notes for the property, and you can select the desired Security Options that are used for secure (HTTPS) access and delivery:

  • Standard TLS ready. Select this if you want to use basic HTTPS. This security isn't PCI-compliant.

  • Enhanced TLS or Shared Cert. Select this if you want to use a higher level of security (PCI-compliant) or ​Akamai​'s shared certificate for secure delivery.

We'll go over this option in more detail when you define your property hostnames.