Combine matches and relevant behaviors to determine how to handle incoming requests to your property.

How it works

Rules are containers for matches, behaviors and other rules. They launch behaviors when all or any of the matches in a rule apply. Behaviors are specific to a particular rule, and they handle and process the content passing through the โ€‹Akamaiโ€‹ network.

Why use it?

Add rules to filter requests to your property and trigger behaviors depending on your needs. You can configure your property to serve or cache alternative content, redirect traffic or authorize access based on the criteria included in the incoming requests.

Rule templates

In Property Manager, you can create custom rules from scratch or use rule templates related to certain functionalities, such as performance, caching or security.

Rule order

You can create rules containing one or more matches and behaviors, or nest rules in each other. When you first configure your property, a top-level rule that matches all requests is included by default.


Behaviors in the default rule depend on your product and contract details. Some behaviors are mandatory and can't be deleted from the default rule.

You can build rule trees (up to five levels) and manage the order by which your rules are executed. When two rules match at the same time, the more specific child rule is applied first before the parent and more general rule. See Configuration best practices for examples.