Manage Policies

After you create a policy and save it to staging or push it to production, it appears on Policy Manager home page. This page lists the status for each policy on staging and on production and allows you to take action on the policy in a variety of ways.

The Event Viewer in Akamai Control Center records Image and Video Manager - Policy Manager events and details.

A policy can have a status of:
  • Active. This indicates the policy is currently in use on either the staging or production environment. A dark green line on the right side of the status indicator alerts you that the staging and the production policies are different. You must open both policies and compare them in order to find the differences.
  • Pending. This indicates the policy is in the process of becoming active on either the staging or production environment.
  • Rolling Out. This indicates the policy is currently in the process of slowly rolling out on either the staging or production environment because you chose an amount of time to roll the policy out over at the time of activation. You can click the X in the status indicator to cancel the rolling out process. During the amount of time you chose, the proportion of images using the new policy slowly increases until at the end one hundred percent of the images use the new policy.
You can take the following actions on a policy from the Actions menu:
  • View/Edit Staging Policy. Allows you to view or edit the staging policy.
  • View Production Policy. Allows you to view the production policy.
  • Clone Staging Policy. Allows you to duplicate the staging policy. The new policy appears in this policy set.
  • Clone Production Policy. Allows you to duplicate the production policy. The new policy appears in this policy set.
  • Clone Staging Policy to another policy set. Allows you to duplicate the staging policy. The new policy appears in a different policy set.
  • Clone Production Policy to another policy set. Allows you to duplicate the production policy. The new policy appears in a different policy set.
  • Delete Staging Policy. Deletes the staging policy.
  • Delete Production Policy. Deletes the production policy.