Hello World tutorial (videos)

This tutorial takes you through the necessary steps to start using Image and Video Manager to manage and optimize your short-form videos.

You'll learn how to:

  • Add the Image and Video Manager (Videos) rule and behavior to a property
  • Create a video policy to automate video optimizations


Before you begin, make sure you meet the following prerequisites.

You will need:

  • A login to ​Akamai Control Center​
  • Access to Property Manager
  • A contract that includes Image and Video Manager
  • An active web performance configuration
  • A property corresponding to the website with the videos you wish to optimize

If you do not have a web performance configuration, you will need to create one.

For more information about creating a property, see the Property Manager documentation.

Tutorial outline

This table provides a high-level overview of the tutorial.

Connect your videosAdd an Image and Video Manager (Videos) rule with an Image and Video Manager (Videos) behavior to a property to connect your videos to Image and Video Manager.
Create your policyCreate a video policy.
Configure your optimization settingsSpecify your tolerances for the quality and width of the derivative videos created by Image and Video Manager.
Activate your policySave and activate your policy in the staging environment.