After logging in to the portal, you arrive at the portal home page, the Dashboard:

Portal home page-dashboard

From the dashboard you can see some summary information about your account's traffic and navigate to all sections of the portal. There are also links to documentation, the Support portal, and the Dev Central community site.


At the left of the interface is a navigation bar which appears on all pages of the portal interface. The first part is the navigation menu with links to all the other main sections of the portal. These are Delivery, Ad Integrity (if enabled), Performance, Security, Config, and Account. The current page you are in is highlighted.

On the top right are four icons; from left to right they are Tasks, My Settings, Help, and Log Out (hover your cursor over the icon to see the label).

Hovering over the Tasks icon shows a pop-up that displays Running Tasks and Completed Tasks, if any; when there are some, a small number will appear just above the icon.

Clicking on My Settings opens the Accounts page where your user settings are displayed, and you can edit them.

Clicking on Help opens the Portal Overview document in the Getting Started section on the Instart documentation site.


Along the top of the main screen is a panel of filters that you can apply to the data that is displayed. For the dashboard, the filters are:

  • Property, where you can choose to have the dashboard display information for All properties (the default view) or just one property in your account.
  • Filter by Time, where you can choose to have the dashboard display information for the last 24 hours (the default view), the last 7 days, or the last 30 days.

On the right side of the filters panel are two buttons:

  • Apply Changes, which you click when you have selected a new value with any of the filters.
  • Reset Filters, which returns the page to the default view.

The filters panel can be collapsed by clicking Hide Filters.

Summary data

Just below the filters panel appears a row of summary data corresponding to the current filter settings:

  • Average Bandwidth (original and actual)
  • Bandwidth Savings
  • Bandwidth Delivered over the last two time periods
  • Average Cache Hits vs. Misses

Property summaries

Just below the overall traffic summary data are one or more boxes displaying summaries of the separate properties in your account. A property is a container to help organize and manage one or more web domains in your account. To the right of the My Properties label, the total number of properties in your account is shown.

If your account has more than nine properties, the default view shows only the first nine, and there is a link labeled View all properties to the right of the total number. If clicked, all properties are displayed and the link changes to read View top 9 properties.

To the right is a button to add a new property. This opens a Add a New Property dialog box on the Config > Properties page.

Add a New Property dialog

Enter a Property Display Name (to be used to label the property in the portal – allowed characters are lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, spaces, and hyphens; no special characters are allowed, and it must be at least 1 character long and no longer than 15 characters), and enter a unique API Name (to be used when issuing property-level API commands – this name must start with a lowercase letter, and contain lowercase letters and numbers only, be at least 2 characters long, and no longer than 24 characters). You can also add optional Notes.