Test sandbox connection

Confirm that a request is routed to the sandbox in your development environment.

Before you begin

To complete this section, you need to have created a sandbox.

Point a requestHostname to your sandbox so that the browser retrieves content from the development machine rather than the production origin. Then, validate that the Sandbox Client routes requests securely through your sandbox.

How to

  1. Open your /etc/hosts/ file, and add the requestHostname you want to test within your sandbox.
  2. Enter that requestHostname in your browser.
  3. Confirm you can see the response header X-Akamai-Sandbox=true which indicates that the response was returned from your developer sandbox.

Next steps

Once you confirm requests are being routed through your sandbox, you can make changes to your site or property configuration and view the results in your development environment.