Purge content by ARL

You can choose to purge content by identifying ARLs (cache-keys) to be deleted or invalidated. ARL stands for Akamai Resource Locator. It’s a string that represents an object in cache, for example, /L/16382/123456/15m/www.example.com/myfile.jpg.

Before you begin

Review purge permissions.

Note: You should only use Purge by ARL when other methods of purging are effective. If you encounter one of these situations, Technical Support can help you determine if Purging by ARL is appropriate. Purge by ARL may take about five minutes to complete.

How to

  1. In the entry field, type the ARLs (cache-keys) or click Choose File to locate and upload the file containing the ARLs you want to purge. When specifying multiple ARLs, each must be entered one per line.
    The ARLs appear in the entry field.
  2. Select the Akamai network on which you want to refresh content (Production or Staging).
  3. Select a method (Invalidate or Delete).
  4. Click Submit Purge.
    A message including a Support ID appears at the top of the page, letting you know your request was accepted and will be completed in about five minutes.