Use the Akamai shared certificate hostname

We offer a proprietary shared certificate, that you can incorporate into your ACE base configuration for quick application of secure HTTPS request handling.

When using the shared certificate, you're actually creating a unique hostname that applies the domain. No Edge hostname or CNAME is required because this hostname already points directly to Akamai's servers. However, you need to use this hostname in the URLs that a subcustomer uses for access requests.

  1. Ensure that Enhanced TLS or Shared Cert is selected in Security Options.

  2. In the Property Hostnames content panel, click the down arrow (next to the Add button) and select Shared Certificate Hostname.
  3. Input your desired prefix value in the Edge Hostname field. Use alphanumeric characters or hyphens, and make sure it's between 4-60 characters in length. (It can't begin or end with a hyphen.)
  4. Select the appropriate IP version, based on what your Subcustomers' applications or sites support:
    • IPv4 only: Support for IP addresses using version 4, only.
    • IPv4 + IPv6 (dual stack): Support for both address formats.
      Note: If you select IPv4 + IPv6 (dual stack) as your IP version, your site or application must support IPv6 in HTTP request headers and delivered log lines.
  5. Click Save.

What's next?

From here, you continue setting up the base configuration (apply rules and behaviors), and then save it.

When you're ready to go live with the configuration, you need to ensure that all end-user requests for a subcustomer websites use the hostname you create here.