Global Request Number

Generate a unique identifier for each request on the ​Akamai​ edge network.

How it works

When enabled, this behavior generates a unique identifier for each request on the ​Akamai​ edge network, for use in logging and debugging. Global Request Number (GRN) identifiers follow the same format as ​Akamai​’s error reference strings, for example: 0.05313217.1567801841.1457a3. You can use the Diagnostic Tools API’s Translate an Error operation to get low-level details about any request.

Features and options

Field

What it does

Sub-options

Option

Specifies how you want to use the Global Request Number.

  • **Send as a response header to the client**
  • **Send as a request header to the origin**
  • **Send as both request and response headers**
  • **Assign to a variable**

Header name

Specifies the header name in which to send the Global Request Number.

Variable

Specifies the variable that will contain the generated Global Request Number.

Available when Option is set to Assign to a variable.


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