Familiarize yourself with these concepts before using the Sandbox API:

  • Sandbox: An isolated environment configured for an individual developer that replicates the functionality of an Akamai server. The sandbox communicates with your development origin through a secure, bidirectional connection.

  • JSON Web Token: Also referred to as a JWT, allows the Sandbox client to authenticate your sandbox to the network. Returned in the response object of the Create a sandbox operation. You can also Rotate the JWT to prevent access to the sandbox by anyone who had a previous jwtToken.

  • Property: Also referred to as a configuration, provides the main way to control how Akamai servers respond to end-user requests for web content. Properties apply rules to a set of hostnames. Each sandbox contains at least one property.

  • Rule tree: Defines which browser requests to process and the behaviors to apply to those requests. Each property features one rule tree. You can apply a specific rule tree to a property within your sandbox.

  • Hostname: The portion of the URL end users enter into a browser to access your web content, such as www.example.com or dev.example.com. Within a sandbox, a property is associated with at least one hostname. Akamai uses the hostname to determine which rule tree to apply to the request.