Quickstart: Create an Azure CDN profile and endpoint

In this quickstart, you enable Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) by creating a new CDN profile, which is a collection of one or more CDN endpoints. After you've created a profile and an endpoint, you can start delivering content to your customers.


Sign in to the Azure portal

Sign in to the Azure portal with your Azure account.

Create a new CDN profile

A CDN profile is a container for CDN endpoints and specifies a pricing tier.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Create a resource (on the upper left). The Create a resource portal appears.

  2. Search for and select Front Door and CDN profiles, then select Create:

    Create CDN resource.

    The Compare offerings pane appears.

  3. Select Explore other offerings then select Azure CDN Standard from Microsoft (classic). Select Continue.

    Select CDN Resource. Select Explore Other Options and Azure CDN Standard from Microsoft(Classic.).

  4. In the Basics tab, enter the following values:

    Setting Value
    Subscription Select an Azure subscription from the drop-down list.
    Resource group Select Create new and enter CDNQuickstart-rg for your resource group name, or select Use existing and choose CDNQuickstart-rg if you have the group already.
    Resource group region If a new resource group is created, select a location near you from the drop-down list.
    Name Enter your profile name, for example, cdn-profile-123.
    Region Leave as default.
    Pricing tier Select a Standard Akamai option from the drop-down list. (Deployment time for the Akamai tier is about one minute. The Microsoft tier takes about 10 minutes and the Verizon tiers take about 30 minutes.)
    Create a new CDN endpoint now Leave unselected.

    Input variables in Basics tab.

  5. Select Review + Create then Create to create the profile.

Create a new CDN endpoint

After you've created a CDN profile, you use it to create an endpoint.

  1. In the Azure portal, select in your dashboard the CDN profile that you created. If you can't find it, you can either open the resource group in which you created it, or use the search bar at the top of the portal, enter the profile name, and select the profile from the results.

  2. On the CDN profile page, select + Endpoint.

    Create CDN endpoint.

    The Add an endpoint pane appears.

  3. Enter the following setting values:

    Setting Value
    Name Enter cdn-endpoint-123 for your endpoint hostname. This name must be globally unique across Azure; if it's already in use, enter a different name. This name is used to access your cached resources at the domain <endpoint-name>.azureedge.net.
    Origin type Select Storage.
    Origin hostname Select the host name of the Azure Storage account you're using from the drop-down list, such as cdnstorageacct123.blob.core.windows.net.
    Origin path Leave blank.
    Origin host header Leave the default value (which is the Origin hostname).
    Protocol Leave the default HTTP and HTTPS options selected.
    Origin port Leave the default port values.
    Optimized for Leave the default selection, General web delivery.

    Add endpoint pane.

  4. Select Add to create the new endpoint. After the endpoint is created, it appears in the list of endpoints for the profile.

    View added endpoint.

    The time it takes for the endpoint to propagate depends on the pricing tier selected when you created the profile. Standard Akamai usually completes within one minute, Standard Microsoft in 10 minutes, and Standard Verizon and Premium Verizon in up to 30 minutes.


For Verizon CDN endpoints, when an endpoint is disabled or stopped for any reason, all resources configured through the Verizon supplemental portal will be cleaned up. These configurations can't be restored automatically by restarting the endpoint. You will need to make the configuration change again.

Clean up resources

In the preceding steps, you created a CDN profile and an endpoint in a resource group. Save these resources if you want to go to Next steps and learn how to add a custom domain to your endpoint. However, if you don't expect to use these resources in the future, you can delete them by deleting the resource group, thus avoiding additional charges:

  1. From the left-hand menu in the Azure portal, select Resource groups and then select CDNQuickstart-rg.

  2. On the Resource group page, select Delete resource group, enter CDNQuickstart-rg in the text box, then select Delete. This action deletes the resource group, profile, and endpoint that you created in this quickstart.

Next steps