Akamai add basic auth to incoming request


In some cases, Akamai may need to add auth basic to incoming request before sending it to the origin. Here is how to:

1) encode the username and password in the format of username:password. It can be done either via bash script or the online tool.

echo -n username:password | base64
dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=

https://www.base64encode.org/

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2) Add a behavior in Akamai to modify the incoming request header to add Authorization header, and also you may need to remove the Authorization header in the outgoing response header.

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