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Welcome!

To help your decision-making process, Azion offers a US$300 credit to use over 12 months so you can experience our products.

Start exploring the features of our platform by creating a free account on our website to access Real-Time Manager and benefit from our products.

  1. How to benefit
  2. Getting to know Real-Time Manager
  3. Creating a new Edge Application
  4. Creating a new Domain linked to your Edge Application
  5. Changing your applications’ DNS to the Domain created
  6. Keeping your account after the trial period

1. How to benefit

To create your account and start experiencing our products follow the steps below:

  1. Go to our website, and click the Free Account button. The form - Create your Azion account - will be displayed;

  2. Fill in the following information: Full Name, Email and Password;

    Fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory (*).

  3. By proceeding with the registration process, you automatically agree to the Customer Agreement Terms and Privacy Policy. Click the Sign up with email button to continue;

  4. A new page will be displayed asking you to check your email and activate your account. In this email you will find instructions to confirm your email address. Click on the URL to activate your account;

    The activation of this URL will expire in 14 days after you receive the email.

  5. Your email address will be used as your login to Azion’s control panel, the Real-Time Manager, where you can manage your account settings and products;

If you do not receive the email, check your Spam folder. The email should be sent with the following headers:

From: Azion Technologies noreply@azion.com

Subject: Please Verify Your Azion Account

If you have any questions, contact our sales team. It will be a pleasure to help you.

  1. By clicking on the link you will be redirected to the Real-Time Manager page. Fill in the fields with your registered e-mail address and password and click the Sign in button;
  2. Fill in the following fields to update your account: Company Name, Company Size, Job Function and Country. Click on Create my account;
  3. You are now ready to start enjoying our products through Real-Time Manager.

2. Getting to know Real-Time Manager

By accessing the Real-Time Manager , Azion’s control panel, you will be able to set it according to the desired architecture and use cases and obtain all the benefits that each of our products can provide you.

You can find the following information in the Real-Time Manager:

  • Getting Started: Edge Computing, Edge Analytics, Edge Libraries e Account Settings.

  • Documentation: First Steps, Products, Use Cases e API.

  • Products menu: list of all Azion products.

  • Account menu: Account Info, Billing, Users, Credentials, Teams, History, User Preferences, Logout.

    For more information about a product go to its specific documentation.

3. Creating a new Edge Application

After activating your account, you must create your first edge application. To create a new configuration, follow the steps below:

  1. Access Real-Time Manager with your email and password;

  2. In Edge Computing, select Edge Application;

  3. Click on Add Application on the top right corner menu;

  4. Fill in the requested fields;

    Check the fields to be filled and after filling them in click on Save, to save your edge application.

Enter the following fields:

Name for Application

Give your edge application a suggestive name. This name will be used to identify your settings. You can use the domain name of your web application itself as a name.

For example: www.azion.com

Main Settings

In this section, the main fields related to the delivery of your applications are defined: HTTP or HTTP & HTTPS And, also, the Minimum TLS version field.

Field Description
Delivery Protocol Choose the delivery protocol supported by your web application:
HTTP: if your application only supports the HTTP protocol.

HTTP & HTTPS: if your application supports both HTTP and HTTPS protocols. To use HTTPS, you will need Digital Certificates.
Minimum TLS version Transport Layer Security (TLS) guarantees encrypted communications between a client and a web server via HTTPS.
PCI standards recommend the use of TLS 1.2 or higher. Remember, if you use newer versions, some older client devices or browsers will not be able to connect.

Origins

Origins is where you define your origin data. To understand more about how the Edge Applications works, what the origins is for, or how to make more advanced origin settings, see the product’s technical documentation.

Field Description
Origin Type The following fields refer to the Single Origin type.
Address Define the origin address of your application, in FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) format, for example origin.azion.com, or IP address.

By default, Azion will connect to your origin through port 80, for HTTP, or 443, for HTTPS. If you want to configure a different port to connect to your origin, you can use the host:port notation in this field, for example origin.azion.com:8080. See the field below to understand options for connecting to your origin..

You cannot configure as the origin the same delivery domain used for your content delivery. The origin must have its own address.
Origin Protocol Policy In the reverse proxy architecture adopted by Azion, its users connect to Intelligent Edge via HTTP or HTTPS and you choose how you want Azion to connect to your origin:

Preserve HTTP/HTTPS protocol: it will keep the same connection protocol (HTTP or HTTPS) and ports used by your user when accessing your content on Azion to connect to your origin.

Enforce HTTP: the connection between Azion’s Edge Nodes and your origin will be through HTTP, regardless of the connection protocol (HTTP or HTTPS) and ports used by your user to access Azion’s content. With this new option, you may customize a port to your origin in the Address field different from the default port (80 for HTTP) if you wish.

Enforce HTTPS: the connection between Azion’s Edge Nodes and your origin will be through HTTPS, regardless of the connection protocol (HTTP or HTTPS) and ports used by your user to access Azion’s content. With this new option, you may customize a port to your origin in the Address field different from the default port (443 for HTTPS) if you wish.
Host Header The Host header is used by your origin to identify the virtualhost and locate your content or application. When setting up an origin in Real-Time Manager, you can customize the value that must be sent by Azion in the Host header.

Use the value ${host}, in the Host Header field, if your origin is configured to answer to virtualhost for the same domain that is used by its users to access the content on Azion. This way, you will be instructing Edge Nodes to forward the same Host header that is received from your visitors to their origin.

If necessary, you can fill in a custom value for Host Header to be sent to your origin. For example, origin.domain.com. You must customize the Host Header if your origin is configured to respond to a virtualhost at a domain different than the one used by its users.

Cache Settings

In this section, the cache options for your content will be defined. There are two types of cache:

  • Browser Cache is the cache of your content that is stored in your users’ browsers. You can define the time-to-live (TTL) for each content, but you have little autonomy to force the content to expire before the time defined as TTL, in case there is a need to change the content ahead of time.
  • CDN Cache is your content cache on Azion’s Edge Nodes. In addition to being able to set the TTL for each type of content, you will be able to perform the Purge operation of the content in real time, whenever there is a need to delete the data stored in the cache.
Field Description
Browser Cache Settings Use the Honor Origin Cache Headers option if you want Azion to send its users the same cache control headers received from their origin.

You can also customize the Browser Cache control by selecting the Override Cache Settings option. In this case, you must define a Maximum TTL, which is the maximum lifetime (in seconds) that the content can be cached in your users’ browser.
CDN Cache Settings Use the Honor Origin Cache Headers option if you want Azion to respect the cache control headers received from your origin, for managing the cache on Azion’s Edge Nodes. You can also customize the CDN Cache control by selecting the Override Cache Settings option. In this case, you must define a Maximum TTL, which is the maximum lifetime (in seconds) that the content can be cached in Azion’s Edge Nodes. You can, at any time, purge the content in real time.

Click on the Save button before leaving the page.

If you wish, you can edit your newly created edge application to see the advanced options.


4. Creating a new Domain associated with your Edge Application

After creating your first edge application, you must associate one or more domains for your users to access:

  1. Access Real-Time Manager using your email and password;

  2. In Edge Computing, select My Domains;

  3. Click on the Add Domain button;

  4. Fill in the requested fields.

    Check the fields to be filled and then click on Save, to save your settings.

Enter the following fields:

Add Name Configuration

Give your Edge Application a suggestive name. This name will be used to identify your configuration. You can use your web application’s own domain as a name.

Example: www.azion.com

Settings

In this section, the main fields related to the delivery of your applications are defined.

Field Description
Digital Certificate If you selected HTTP & HTTPS during the creation of your edge application, you must select the SSL certificate that will be used to encrypt your HTTPS traffic. Azion provides the certificate Azion (SAN) that can be used for the domains below azioncdn.net.
You can also upload your Custom Certificate at any time. Consult the Digital Certificates documents and learn how to do it.
CNAMEs Configure the list of delivery domains (CNAMEs) for your content or application. If necessary, you can use Wildcard Domain (* .yourdomain.com).
Example: www.azion.com

List the domains you want to use as a URL for your files.
Thus, you replace the address provided by Azion (e.g. 10001a.hc.azioncdn.net) with the listed domains.
In this case you should register the CNAMEs in your DNS service to redirect any routes of your CNAME to those indicated by Azion.
For example, replace www.example.com with 10001a.hc.azioncdn.net
CNAME Access Only By default, all Domain configurations are automatically assigned a domain name below azioncdn.net.
By checking this option, you will be configuring the Edge Application to deliver your content or applications only through the domains listed in the CNAME field.
Edge Application In this field you select the edge application that you want to associate with this delivery domain.

Click on the Save button after filling in all the fields to save your changes.

5.Changing your applications’ DNS to the Domain created

After associating a Domain to your edge application, you will see a list of existing settings in your account.

For each configuration created, a Domain Name is automatically assigned below the * .ha.azioncdn.net domain.

You will need this domain to approve the operation of your new configuration. To make your configuration run, you will have to point the domain of your content to the Domain Name assigned to your configuration, through a CNAME type record in your DNS server.

You must carefully approve your content and web application before directing the DNS to Azion’s Domain Name.


To continue learning about Azion’s products, check our documentation or search using the keywords in the Search field at the top of the page.

6. Keeping your account after the trial period

To avoid interruption of your services after the trial period, follow the steps below:

  1. Access your account and click on the hyperlink right here on the green strip at the top of the page;
  2. The Billing screen will be displayed for you to enter your credit card information for billing;
  3. Click the Save button to save your billing details and continue having access to our products!

Take the journey with us and enjoy the benefits of our products by hiring the plan that best suits your company’s needs. We are honored to be part of your success story.

Count on Azion!


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