Akamai Detector

Akamai Detector

Indicates when a site is being accessed via Akamai.

What is Akamai Detector?

Akamai Detector is a Firefox add-on that indicates when a site is being accessed via Akamai. It provides visual cues through icon color changes and offers the ability to reload the page for status refresh. The detection relies on well-known Akamai headers and DNS inspection, although it may not always be possible to detect Akamai.

Stats date:
Users: 56 ▼ -1
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 0.4 (Last updated: 2019-02-11)
Creation date: 2019-02-10
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • dns
  • tabs
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 21.61K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Unofficial tool. Icon changes color when a site is being accessed via Akamai.

  • Icon is blue: Akamai network detected.
  • Icon is orange: Akamai staging network detected.
  • Icon is gray: Akamai not detected.
Clicking the icon reloads the current page and refreshes the status.

Detection relies on well-known Akamai headers as well as DNS inspection. It is not always possible to detect Akamai!

User reviews
Simple but smart add-on. Handy quick Akamai checker.
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Risk impact

Akamai Detector is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Akamai Detector if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Akamai Detector has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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