Workflow overview

Get to know the stages of your property configuration.

  1. Get to know the request flow. See how the ​Akamai​ content delivery network fits in when an end user requests your content.

  2. Create certificates for secure transfer. You may need to manually generate a certificate and wait for it to fully provision before you can continue.

  3. Prepare your origin server. ​Akamai​'s edge servers need to be in constant contact with your origin to get the most recent version of your content for delivery.

  4. Create or clone a property.

  5. Edit your configuration. Use the Property Manager Editor to:


Some rules and behaviors are added by default

This workflow is generic because several products use Property Manager for configuration. When you create a new property for a specific product, various rules and behaviors are included by default to help optimize delivery. Check out ​Akamai​ Techdocs or talk to your account team about documentation specific to your product.

  1. Review your property. Go over it from both a high-level and a detailed view, and modify settings as needed.

  2. Edit your origin DNS for your origin server hostname. You edit the DNS before testing and outside of Property Manager. Modify your origin DNS entry to include the origin server hostnames as set in your property. You don't need to do this if your origin is an ​Akamai​ resource such as NetStorage.

  3. Activate on staging. Deploy your property version on the servers in the ​Akamai​ Edge Staging Network (ESN) so that you can test the configuration.

  4. Test on staging. Set up and run tests against the staging configuration. Once you confirm that your configuration works fine, you can perform regression and load testing, if needed, outside of Property Manager.

  5. Activate on production. Deploy your configuration version to the ​Akamai​ Production network to prepare to go live.

  6. Edit origin DNS for edge hostname and go live. Complete the CNAME change to your origin DNS and take your configuration live on the ​Akamai​ platform. Modify your origin DNS settings outside of Property Manager to include the edge hostnames as set in your property configuration.



If you need to back out of production, the first thing to do is to remove the DNS CNAME record for the edge hostname from your DNS.