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2350530 - SuccessFactors Application connectivity verification to validate compatibility with Akamai Content Delivery Network (CDN)


  • SuccessFactors has rolled out Akamai CDN across all Datacenters.
  • This document provides the information needed for customers to test SuccessFactors application connectivity from their corporate network when Akamai CDN is enabled.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SuccessFactors Learning Management System (LMS)



  1. Overview of IP Restriction and typical uses:
  • Add to allowlist IPs/Domains - restricting user access to the internet via a list of “Allowed” IPs/Domains

           IP allowlisting not compatible

  • add to blocklist IPs/Domains - restricting user access to the internet via a list of “Blocked” IPs/Domains


IP allowlisting is a common practice used by IT departments to allow outbound Internet traffic to authorized websites. IP allowlist can occur at several different points on a customer’s network, but the most common place is the firewall.

  1. Please follow the following steps to Identify if IP allowlist is enabled on your corporate network:
  • Contact your Corporate IT team to check the use of IP allowlisting feature, to allow access to SAP SuccessFactors application.
  • To isolate the connectivity issue further, please follow the steps mentioned in the guide: Verify Akamai Allow Listing with a Browser

See Also

SAP SuccessFactors Enterprise Check

Verify Akamai Allow Listing with a Browser


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