Recommended behaviors parameters

The recommended behaviors are optional behaviors that are either automatically part of your configuration in the default rule, or you can add them to the default rule or custom rules.

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This section does not include the insertable-only behaviors that do not include modifiable parameters such as download notification or download complete marker behaviors.

For more information, see:

UID configuration parameters

With this behavior, you can extract unique and static identifiers (UID) of vehicles from live traffic. Extracting UIDs enables logging traffic data for individual vehicle reports, bandwidth and cars reports, and OTA Updates API reporting.

You can configure the UID configuration behavior in the default rule or add any number of UID configuration behaviors in separate custom rules to better control UID extraction from live traffic.

With standard UID configurations, you can extract UIDs from header names and query parameters of your requests. With advanced UID configurations that include user-defined variables you can:

  • Populate the variable with values extracted from incoming client requests. For example, specific request headers, cookies, URL paths/extensions, string parameters, parts of client certificates, and others.

  • Manipulate (transform) the variable using a number of different operations. For example, extracting substrings, upper/lower case, search/replace, encode/decode, and others.

For more information on variables, see the "Working with Variables" section of the Property Manager Online Help in ​Akamai Control Center​.

UID configuration parameters

Field

Description

Extraction location

The location that UIDs are extracted from.

  • **Client Header Name**. Use to extract UIDs from a request header.
  • **Query String Parameter**. Use to extract UIDs from a query parameter.
  • **From Variable**. Use to extract UIDs from a previously defined variable.
  • Header Name

    The name of a request header that UIDs are extracted from.
    This field is only available if Extraction Location is set to Client Header Name.

    The value extracted from the header name ranges from 0 to 20 characters.

    Query Parameter Name

    The name of a request query parameter that UIDs are extracted from.
    This field is only available if Extraction Location is set to Query String Parameter.

    The value extracted from the query parameter name ranges from 0 to 20 characters.

    Variable Name

    The name of the variable configured to extract UIDs from live traffic.
    This field is only available if Extraction Location is set to From Variable.

    The value extracted from the variable ranges from 0 to 20 characters.

    Aggregated reporting parameters

    The following table lists the parameters you can specify in the aggregated reporting behavior. With this behavior, you can configure a custom report that aggregates traffic data on up to four user-defined data types. You can only have two aggregated reporting behaviors in an OTA Updates property.

    Aggregated reporting parameters

    Field

    Description

    Enabled

    Enables generating aggregated reports.

    Report Name

    The unique name of a data source within the property. By default, the name used by an instance of the aggregated report to log data.

    Important: If you reconfigure any of the attributes in the aggregated reporting behavior or the variables used as data sources for the attributes, you must change the report name. This change allows a new instance of the aggregated report to log the reconfigured data.

    Attributes Count

    The number of attributes that group the aggregated report. You can add up to four attributes.

    Attribute 1-4

    The attributes for the aggregated report. These fields use user-defined variables.

    The values extracted for all attributes range from 0 to 20 characters.

    Request type marker parameters

    The following table lists the parameters you can specify in the request type marker behavior. With this behavior, you can distinguish two types of requests coming to the OTA domains. Based on the defined marker, requests are logged in aggregated and individual vehicle reports or in an individual vehicle report only.

    Request type marker parameters

    Field

    Description

    Marker

    Indicates the type of request coming to the OTA domains. Two markers are
    available:

  • **Campaign Server** Marks requests logged as **Check for updates** in the **Events** column of individual vehicle reports.
  • **Download** Marks requests logged as **Download** in the **Events** column of individual vehicle reports and enables logging traffic data in aggregated reports.

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