Add a hostname with a CPS-managed certificate

Configure a hostname with a CPS-managed certificate you obtain from the Certificate Authority (CA).

Some steps may slightly vary depending on the Property Manager release you're using, either General Availability (GA) or Limited Availability (LA). The procedures cover two variants of the custom hostnames setup.

Before you begin

You need to prepare your edge certificate before you can start this process.

General Availability

Perform these steps to set up a property hostname using a certificate you created with ​Akamai​'s Certificate Provisioning System (CPS) or one you set up with a third-party service.

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Do you have access to Default DV certificates?

If you do, but you still need to use a CPS-managed certificate, the process is slightly different. See the Limited Availability instructions.

  1. In the Property Manager Editor, in the Property Hostnames content panel, click +Hostnames>Add Hostname(s).

  2. In the Add Hostname(s) field, enter the property hostnames you want to use, and click Next. The names don't need to contain https://, just the domain. Only alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) and hyphen (-) characters are supported. This value can't begin or end with a hyphen. The subdomain should have a length of 4-63 characters.

    • Have you already generated the certificate in ​Akamai​ Certificate Provisioning System (CPS)? You need to input the domain that matches what you've set up in that certificate as either the Common Name (CN) or a SAN (Subject Alternate Name).

    • Are you providing a third-party custom certificate? If so, you need to enter the exact domain associated with the certificate you've provided to your ​Akamai​ account team.

  3. Select the certificate that you set up for your domain name.

  4. If applicable, specify the desired Mapping Solution. If none of the following applies to you, go to the next step.

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You can only select one Mapping Solution—you can enable Edge IP Binding, or select a use case, but not both.

  1. Select the checkboxes next to property hostnames you want to configure edge hostnames for. You can apply your edge hostname settings to multiple property hostnames at the same time.

    • Create. With this option selected, you can define a fully custom edge hostname and select a different domain.

    • Select existing. Select this option if you want to associate your property hostname with an existing edge hostname.

    • Custom. Select this option to manually input a CNAME target to be used in the association. Contact your account representative for further details on the proper use of this field, and whether it applies to your environment configuration.

  2. Select the appropriate IP version, based on what your application or site can support.

  3. Once you complete selecting your hostname options, click Submit.

  4. Review the information in the Success window and apply its instructions as required. Click Close.

You can view all details for a hostname in the Property Hostnames panel by expanding a particular row.

Limited Availability

Use this scenario if you have access to the Default DV certificates, but you need to use a certificate that you set up with ​Akamai​'s Certificate Provisioning System (CPS) or you have a third-party secure certificate.

  1. In the Property Manager Editor, in the Property Hostnames content panel, click +Hostnames>Add Hostname(s).

  2. In the Add Hostname(s) field, enter the property hostnames you want to use and click Next. The names don't need to contain https://, just the domain. Only alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) and hyphen (-) characters are supported. This value can't begin or end with a hyphen. The subdomain should have a length of 4-63 characters.

  3. If you've already generated a certificate outside of this process and want to use it, pick from these two options. If not, skip to the next step.

    • I have a certificate in CPS. Enter the domain that matches what you've set up in that certificate as either the Common Name (CN) or a SAN (Subject Alternate Name).

    • I have a third-party custom certificate Enter the exact domain associated with the certificate you've provided to your ​Akamai​ account team.

  4. Switch off the Automatically request certificates toggle.

  5. Select the CPS-managed certificate you previously created and associated with your domain name.

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You can create CPS-managed certificates at this point, but you'll have to wait for the certificate to provision (3-6 hours, depending on the level of security). Click Refresh to update certificates to check if your new certificates are ready to use.

  1. If applicable, specify the desired Mapping Solution. If none of the following applies to you, go to the next step.

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You can only select one Mapping Solution—you can enable Edge IP Binding, _or_select a use case, but not both.

  1. Select the checkboxes next to property hostnames you want to configure edge hostnames for. You can apply your edge hostname settings to multiple property hostnames at the same time.
  • Create. With this option selected, you can define a fully custom edge hostname and select a different domain.

  • Select existing. Select this option if you want to associate your property hostname with an existing edge hostname.

  • Custom: Select this option to manually input a CNAME target to be used in the association. Contact your account representative for further details on the proper use of this field, and whether it applies to your environment configuration.

  1. Select the appropriate IP version, based on what your application or site can support.

  2. Once you complete selecting your hostname options, click Submit.

  3. Review the information in the Success window and apply its instructions as required. Click Close.

You can view all details for a hostname in the Property Hostnames panel by expanding a particular row.

Certificate renewal

If you're using Standard TLS Domain Validated (DV) certificate, you can automate the certificate renewal by adding the Auto Domain Validation to your property's rule. Make sure you selected the appropriate renewal settings in the Certificate Provisioning System. The renewal process starts automatically 16 days before the certificate's 90 day lifecycle ends.