Electronic Software Delivery

Welcome to Akamai's Download Manager demonstration page. This demo provides examples of the different features and customization options offered with the Download Manager. The files referenced here are hosted on Akamai Net Storage. The JavaScript to start the downloads is generated using ESI on the Edge Server.

The Download Manager is two parallel applications. For Windows Internet Explorer, it is an ActiveX control; for other platforms, it is a Java applet. The Download Manager runs on the following platforms:

  • Internet Explorer 5–7 on Windows 2000 and above. On these platforms the Download Manager is implemented as an ActiveX control.
  • Netscape 6–8, Mozilla 1.4–1.8, and Mozilla Firefox 1.0+ on Windows 2000 and above, Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Solaris x86; Safari on Macintosh OS X. On these platforms the Download Manager is implemented as a Java Applet and requires the Sun Java Runtime Environment 1.4.x or greater.
Users on platforms not using the Download Manager can still download the files, of course, using your browser's download functionality but without the Download Manager's features.

Note, query strings are used to set the different options in this demo. Customer integrations will not need to add query strings to use the advanced features.

Based on your browser, which the Download Manager determined to be Unknown, your download will use your browser's built-in download handler. To test the ActiveX-based Download Manager, please use one of: Internet Explorer 5–7 on Windows 2000 and above. To test the Java-based Download Manager, please use one of: Netscape 6–8, Mozilla 1.4–1.8, and Mozilla Firefox 1.0+ on Windows 2000 and above, Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Solaris x86; Safari on Macintosh OS X.

Integration Components
For an optimal user experience, Akamai recommends creating branded HTML for the parent window. This branded HTML allows significant customizability of the Download Manager's look-and-feel. Separate fragments can be created to include content within the <head> element (such as the page title and stylesheets), the <body> element, and the logo presented in the Download Manager window. Examples of these elements are listed below.

Sample head HTML
Sample body HTML (Auto Start)
Sample body HTML (Manual Start)
Sample logo