Behaviors

Behaviors instruct the ​Akamai​ edge servers how to manage client requests, for example, you might want to redirect user requests to an alternate hostname. Behaviors can apply to all requests, or you can configure your business rules so that a behavior only executes if a request matches certain criteria.

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Behaviors available for your property depend on your product and additional modules.

Add a behavior

Perform these steps to add a behavior to a property or include:

  1. Go to ☰ > CDN > Properties.

  2. On the Property Groups page, click on the property or include you want to add behaviors to. On the Property Details or Include Details page, either select a non-active property/include version you want to edit or create a new property/include version.

  3. In the Property Manager Editor, in the Configuration Settings panel, from the left menu select the rule you want to edit.

  4. In the Behaviors panel click +Behavior. Select a behavior from the list and click Insert Behavior.

  5. Set the options for the newly-added behavior. You can also edit the behavior later.

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Some behaviors may not be supported with includes yet. To use the unsupported behavior, add it to the parent property's rule tree instead.

We are continually updating Property Manager behaviors to make them work in includes. See PAPI documentation for a particular behavior to check whether it's currently allowed in includes.

Edit a behavior

To edit a behavior, select it in the expanded view of the rule, then edit its options as necessary. Here you can also delete a behavior.

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Warning and error messages appear in the Errors, Warnings and Notes interface when you delete a mandatory behavior from a configuration.

Locked behaviors

Some behaviors may show a lock icon in their content panel. You can't edit these behaviors, since changing them may affect performance or another service. If you need to change a locked behavior, contact your ​Akamai​ account representative.

Review help for a specific behavior

The majority of the behaviors include their own help page. To view this page, mouse-over the behavior's content panel and click .