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/ 2) Add a behavior … Continue reading Akamai add basic auth to incoming request


AWS API Gateway behind Nginx

If you happen to have a Nginx upstream using AWS API Gateway, and gets this error 'SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure) while SSL handshaking to upstream' Here is the fix - you need to add 'proxy_ssl_server_name on;' in your nginx.conf. The directive is only available since version 1.7.0. Reference: proxy_ssl_server_name Syntax: proxy_ssl_server_name … Continue reading AWS API Gateway behind Nginx

Allow DELETE method pass payload in Akamai

We have a RESTful API endpoint for DELETE request sitting behind Akamai. And the DELETE request contains some data in the payload. By default, Akamai strips off the payload in DELETE method when you only turn on 'Allow DELETE'. To allow Akamai to pass the payload in DELETE method, you have to: Enable 'Allow All Methods on Parent Servers' on … Continue reading Allow DELETE method pass payload in Akamai