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Akamai NetStorage

Akamai NetStorage can be defined as an input and/or output location for your videos using either the LightFlow portal or API.

Using the LightFlow Portal

Click on the Akamai NetStorage icon on the I/O Storage page:


An FTP Upload Account in Akamai NetStorage is required to create this storage endpoint.

On the NetStorage Storage Creation page that appears, enter the following information:

  • Name: Name of the NetStorage location as it will be displayed in LightFlow
  • Hostname: NetStorage hostname (provided by Akamai)
  • Username: The username for an FTP Upload account in Akamai NetStorage
  • Password: The password for the FTP Upload account in Akamai NetStorage
  • Type: Select Input, Output or Input & Output (the same bucket can be selected for input and also as a repository for the output files)

Using the LightFlow API

To create an Akamai NetStorage endpoint with the API, send a POST instruction to

The response will include the unique identifier of the input/output storage location, which can be later selected as input (InputId) and/or output (OutputId) when publishing a video asset.

curl -XPOST '' \
  -H 'authorization: Bearer API_KEY' \
  -H 'content-type: application/json' \
  -d '{
      "storageId": "netstorage",
      "name": "My own NetStorage account",
      "storageType": "input-output",
      "args": [{
            "id": "host",
            "value": "netstorage.hostname"
        }, {
            "id": "username",
            "value": "username"
        }, {
            "id": "password",
            "value": "password"

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