Client Characteristics

This behavior incorporates use case-based provisioning to optimize delivery to requesting clients.

How it works

​Akamai​ uses location information you provide to optimize the metadata configuration, which may result in better end-user performance. If you set a region that is closer to your clients, delivery is typically faster.

Features and options


If you're unsure, leave this set this to Unknown. If you select an inappropriate geographic region, it can negatively affect delivery.

FieldWhat it does

Client Location

Select a geographic location that best represents the clients that will be requesting your content. You can select from these regions:

  • Global

  • Global, US-centric (Global-wide requests, but with an emphasis on the United States)

  • Global, EU-centric (Global-wide requests, but with an emphasis on Europe)

  • Global, Asia-centric (Global-wide requests, but with an emphasis on Asia)

  • Europe

  • North America

  • South America

  • Nordics

  • Asia Pacific

  • Australia

  • Germany

  • India

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Taiwan

  • United Kingdom

  • Other

  • Unknown

Products that use this behavior

This behavior is automatically included in the Default Rule for these products:

It's required in the Default Rule with these products. An error message is revealed if you delete it, and you'll need to re-add it. However, you can also include it in a child rule, which lets you override what's set in the Default Rule. This way, you can set different match criteria to be met to apply this behavior for specific requests.