You should edit existing configurations to use Best Practices

Any existing AMD properties you've created may need to be edited to be “Best Practices/Use Case-based Provisioning-compliant”.

You need to include the new Mandatory Behaviors, as well as acknowledge any Warnings resulting from customized settings you have applied that may contradict what has been established as a Best Practice for a specific Behavior.

How to

  1. Log in to Control Center using a User ID and Password that have been configured for access to AMD.
  2. Select a Control Center account with access to AMD.
  3. Access existing properties via the breadcrumb link: Group > Property Name.
  4. Filter the results of the Property Groups table by inputting the desired AMD property name in the Filter by Property or Hostname field.
  5. Click the Property Name.
    Filtering results based on Property Name and selecting the Property to edit it
  6. In the Manage Versions and Activations content panel, click the applicable Version <#> link to access it for editing.
  7. Ensure that all Mandatory Behaviors for AMD have been added and configured. Click the Add Behavior button, locate one of the following Behaviors, select it and click the Insert Behavior button to add it.
    • Client Characteristics
    • Content Characteristics
    • Content Provider Code
    • Origin Characteristics
    • Segmented Media Delivery Mode
      Note: Some of the above-mentioned Behaviors may already exist in your configuration.
      Tip: You will notice that the number of errors in the Errors/Warnings/Notes Message Display will decrease as you add and configure these Mandatory Behaviors.
  8. Repeat Step 7 until all of the above-noted Behaviors are added, and configure each as necessary.
  9. Review the messages in the Errors/Warnings/Notes Messages Display (click the “Up” triangle----to display messages).
    • Accommodate any Additional Errors: If additional error messages are revealed, review their content and take necessary actions to resolve them.
    • Acknowledge “Best Practices” Warnings: If your configuration is already customized to include any of the Additional Optional Behaviors that offer a Best Practices setting for the product, you will be notified through an informational warning message stating, Note that the values you choose for <Behavior> will override the best practices for this behavior. If multiple Behaviors cause this issue, this message will be accompanied by a view all <#>... link that can be clicked to review all of them. You can do either of the following with these warnings:
      • Ignore the Warning: If you are satisfied that existing settings are defined properly for your configuration, click the warning’s Hide Message button. This will acknowledge the warning and remove it from the Errors/Warnings/Notes Messages Display. (However, a warning message will still be displayed in the actual Behavior).
      • Use the Best Practices Setting (Recommended): This is accomplished by removing the Behavior from the Rule—mouse-over it in the UI and click its associated X icon. Once removed, the optimized Best Practices for that Behavior will be automatically applied to the Rule. This will also remove the message from the Errors/Warnings/Notes Messages Display.
    • Acknowledge Additional Warnings: If any additional Warning messages are displayed, review them and wither perform the necessary actions to resolve it, or click its associated Hide Message button to dismiss it.

      Below is an example of the Errors/Warnings/Notes Messages Display revealed for an existing configuration. It shows both errors for missing Mandatory Behaviors, as well as warnings for Behaviors that have been added and customized outside of the optimized “Best Practices.”



  10. Once the Errors/Warnings/Notes Messages Display reveals 0 Errors, you are ready to finalize the property. Scroll to the bottom of the interface and click the Save button.
    Note: Warnings are informational or for recommended procedures. They can be ignored if desired.