Managing Properties

Properties (also known as “API clients”) are used to make authenticated requests against the Akamai REST APIs. Typically, these calls are used for login and registration: when a user logs on to or registers with a website, that logon or registration is managed by a property. Properties are also involved when administering a website: access to site resources (such as user profiles) is dictated, in part, by the property used to make a management request.

Note. Why the name “property?” That’s because the term is often used to describe a specific website or web application. API clients (i.e., properties) are often-times associated with a specific website or web application as well, so it makes sense to refer to API clients as properties.

The Managing Properties section of the documentation includes the following topics:

For a quick video demo of the Manage Properties area of Console, use this link.