Hosted Login Quick Start Guide


Mission Statement

The purpose of this document is to guide developers through a basic implementation of Hosted Login. Further customizations can be made as needed, but are outside the scope of this Quick Start Guide. Note that this document is designed to get Hosted Login v1 up and running. See this article for information on upgrading from Hosted Login v1 to Hosted Login v2.


The audience for this document is developers for Akamai Identity Cloud customers who are in the delivery phase for Hosted Login and are ready to get an implementation up-and-running.

This guide assumes the audience is already familiar with: 

  • Making API calls
  • Working with:
    • Registration applications
    • API clients and settings
    • Schemas
    • Flows

It also assumes the audience has an existing website or app with which to integrate Hosted Login.


The Quick Start Guide uses an 10-step process (with some of those steps being optional) to assist you with provisioning and configuring Hosted Login:

  1. Akamai provides basic elements to enable an implementation of Hosted Login
  2. Get a token to use in configuration endpoints [Required for steps 3,4, and 5]
  3. Create a token policy [Optional]
  4. Create a login policy [Optional]
  5. Create an OIDC client and/or modify your existing client [Optional]
  6. Add application client settings [Required]
  7. Call Hosted Login from your site/app [Required]
  8. Configure CNAMEs [Optional]
  9. Redirect your Hosted Login links [Recommended]
  10. Configure social login [Optional]

And after those initial steps have been completed, there are other things you can do to help get Hosted Login to look and feel exactly the way you want it to.