Enable HSTS in Akamai

What is HSTS? It stands for HTTP Strict Transport Security. Simply speaking, HSTS is a method that allows the browser to do http to https redirect. Why use HSTS? Security! As explained above, the http traffics only stay inside the machine, so it reduces the risk of exposing sensitive information in plain text to the Internet. … Continue reading Enable HSTS in Akamai


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

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