Edge certificates contain a digital fingerprint that lets browsers and websites identify and authenticate each other. Edge certificates are just certificates we use specifically for our edge servers. They aren't any different from the certificates you might already be using on your own servers now. However, we want to distinguish the edge certificates so it's clear which certificate we're referring to at any given time.
Edge certificates let us send secure traffic to your end users. This certificate will authenticate the requesting browsers just like your current origin server certificates do. If you want to serve secure (HTTPs) traffic, you need at least a standard TLS cert.
You can choose from these certificate types:
|Security level||Good for|
Note: Not PCI, HIPAA, FedRAMP compliant
Note: May be more expensive depending on your contract
|HTTP-only||Does not support HTTPS delivery|
Your account may limit how many certificates you can have. The default limit is 100. Contact your account representative if you would like to change this limit.
The process of adding a hostname to a certificate is determined by a number of factors, including the types and number of certificates in your contract with Akamai, whether or not there are existing certificates available, and what types of certificates are available. For more information, see Use an existing certificate or create a new one.
Updated over 2 years ago