Acquia CLI


Acquia CLI is an open source command-line interface for interacting with Cloud Platform services. You can perform the following actions using Acquia CLI:

  • Run Drush commands on your applications hosted by Acquia, even if Drush is not installed locally

  • Download Drush aliases for your applications hosted by Acquia

  • Access your applications hosted by Acquia using SSH

  • Tail logs on your applications hosted by Acquia

  • Manage your Cloud IDEs

  • Interact with more than 200 Cloud Platform API endpoints

For more information on Acquia CLI commands, see Acquia CLI Commands.

Getting started

To get started with Acquia CLI, install Acquia CLI.

To view hands-on training material for Acquia CLI, sign in to Acquia Academy and access the e-learning material.

Similar tools

  • Acquia CLI is not an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). To use an IDE, see Cloud IDE. It includes a pre-installed version of Acquia CLI.

  • Acquia CLI does not manage or integrate with Drupal directly.

  • Acquia CLI does not integrate with Pipelines. To manage Pipelines jobs, use Pipelines CLI.

  • Acquia CLI is a standalone program. For most of the commands, it does not require external tools such as Composer or Drush. Libraries such as ACSF tools offer similar but limited features using Drush.

Acquia CLI extends the Cloud Platform API PHP SDK to support Acquia products and services beyond the Cloud Platform API.