Edit HTTPS/HTTP hostname settings

You can edit various aspects of your property hostname, including its name, the edge hostname that your domain resolves to, and, if applicable, the SSL certificates.

Every property hostname you establish needs to have an assigned edge hostname.

When an edge hostname is already in use

By default, Property Manager can automatically create an edge hostname for each property hostname you create. For example, if your property hostname is shop.example.com, Property Manager creates an edge hostname of shop.example.com.akamaized.net. If such edge hostname already exists and consequently can't be used more than once, Property Manager appends the edge hostname with a version indicator -v{#}, where {#} increases with each attempt, for exampleshop.example.com-v2.edgesuite.net, or shop.example.com-v3.edgesuite.net, if v2 is unavailable, and so forth. The maximum number of versions is 10, after which you'd need to enter a different edge hostname manually.

Edit an existing assignment

While redirecting users from your property hostname, you can select an existing edge hostname or create a new edge hostname manually.

  1. Select ☰ > CDN > Properties.

  2. Locate your property in the list and click its Property Name to open it.

  3. Click Edit New Version.

  4. In the Property Hostnames panel, click the checkbox for an entry to select it.

  5. In the Actions column, click and select Edit.

  6. Leave the IP version setting as is to avoid impacting your current edge hostname configuration.

  7. Click next to the applicable hostname and assign the desired edge hostname by performing one of the following actions:

    • Click Select Existing and choose a pre-created edge hostname from the drop-down.

    • Click Create. Input a desired edge hostname value. (Only alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) and hyphen (-) characters are supported, with a length of 4-60 characters. This value cannot begin or end with a hyphen.) Select the applicable suffix, akamaized.net or edgesuite.net.

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New edge hostnames, added manually or auto-filled by Property Manager, are not created until a property version is activated on the staging or production network.

Delete a property hostname

Select the desired property hostname in the table and click Delete Selected.

Edit a certificate for a secure edge hostname

Here, we cover how to change your certificate to a new one, using the same security. For example, switch from one Enhanced TLS certificate to another one.

Use a default certificate (secure by default)

  1. Select ☰ > CDN > Properties.

  2. Locate your property in the list and click its Property Name to open it.

  3. Locate the most recent, active version of your property and click it to open it.

  4. Click Edit New Version.

  5. In the Property Hostnames panel, click the checkbox for the entry you want.

  6. In the Actions column, click and select Edit.

  7. Leave the IP version as is to avoid impacting your current edge hostname configuration and click Next.

  8. Make sure that Automatically request certificates is On.

  9. Set the Deployment network to the same level used with the last certificate, Enhanced TLS or Standard TLS.

  10. Click Validate Certificate Domains to verify that you own the domain.

  11. Follow the wizard to complete the edit.

Use a custom certificate

Get your domain names (optional)

You'll be provisioning a new certificate and you'll need to be sure you use the same domain names you've set in your Property Hostnames. If you're not sure exactly what they are, you can review them in the Property Hostnames panel in your property.

  1. Select ☰ > CDN > Properties.

  2. Locate your property in the list and click its Property Name to open it.

  3. Locate the most recent, active version of your property and click it to open it.

  4. Review the Property Hostname entries and make note of all applicable domains set in the Property Hostname column.

Prepare a new certificate

Get a new secure certificate set up for the rotation.

  1. Prepare a new custom certificate, using the same level of security. Ensure that the domain you noted is set as the Common Name (CN) or if you're using more than one, ensure they're all included as Subject Alternative Name (SAN) entries in the certificate.

  2. Wait for the certificate to provision. This can take from 3-6 hours, depending on the level of security you're using (Standard TLS vs. Enhanced TLS).

Apply the new certificate in Property Manager

  1. Select ☰ > CDN > Properties.

  2. Locate your property in the list and click its Property Name to open it.

  3. Locate the most recent, active version of your property and click it to open it.

  4. Click Edit New Version.

  5. In the Property Hostnames panel, click the checkbox for the entry you want.

  6. In the Actions column, click and select Edit.

  7. Leave the IP version setting as is to avoid impacting your current edge hostname configuration and click Next.

  8. Click IMAGE_STUBIMAGE_STUB next to the applicable hostname and select the new certificate.

  9. Follow the wizard to complete the edit.

Finish up

Perform these final steps to go live with the updates.

  1. Activate your updated property on the staging network.

  2. Test it thoroughly.

  3. Activate the property on the production network to go live with the changes.

  4. Delete the old certificate.