Gather some information

Before creating your Ion property, you need to review your environment and gather some specific pieces of information.

Get your account information

Within five days of your service contract submission, you should receive your ​Akamai​ account information. You need this information to activate your property for use with Ion. If you don't have your account info, contact your ​Akamai​ account team.

You should receive the following information:

  • Your account name and ID. This is the unique name for your account and its unique identifier. This is not your login information.

  • Content provider (CP) codes. These are used for reporting and billing. You use this value when setting up your Ion property. If you need access to more CP codes for granularity in reporting and billing, talk to your account team. You'll either be given more individual CP codes for use, or you'll be given access to create more using Property Manager.

  • An administrator account. This is the login and password used to access ​Akamai Control Center​, ​Akamai​'s user interface portal.

You can create more administrator accounts

An administrator account for ​Akamai Control Center​ is provided to you in your account information after you initially provision Ion. As an administrator, you can create additional accounts with this same level or lesser access. Creating additional administrator-level accounts makes it possible for multiple people to log on and perform administrator-level tasks.

See the Identity and Access Management documentation for instructions on adding new users.

Get your specific domain names

These are the hostnames that a client uses to access your site or application. You'll need at least one to create the property hostname that's used to access the ​Akamai​ edge network.