Installing the Acquia Connector

Using Acquia Insight

Before you can access Acquia Insight, you have to connect your website to Acquia by installing and activating the Acquia Connector module. The Acquia Connector is a Drupal module package that allows your websites to exchange information with Acquia.


Enabling the Acquia Connector module in a local, development website can cause the website to be listed on your Acquia Cloud subscription page along with your other applications.

To install the Acquia Connector, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your Drupal website as an administrator.

  2. Install and enable the Acquia Connector for your version of Drupal. (Drupal 8 instructions | Drupal 7 instructions)
    When enabling your Acquia Connector module in your Drupal website, enable the following modules on the Extend/Modules webpage, by Drupal version:
    • Drupal 8Acquia connector
    • Drupal 7Acquia Agent and Acquia Site Profile Information


    If you’re using the Lightning Drupal distribution, the Acquia Connector is already included, and you do not need to download it.

  3. Go to the Acquia Networ Connector configuration webpage using the appropriate method, based on your installed Drupal version:

    • Drupal 8 – In the admin menu, go to Configuration > Acquia Connector settings.
    • Drupal 7 – In the admin menu, go to Configuration > Acquia Subscription settings.
  4. If the Configuration page does not indicate that you are connected to an Acquia subscription, click Get connected, and then enter your Acquia email address and password.


    For multisite applications, it is helpful to enter a unique name in the Site Identification field. Acquia Cloud-hosted websites are provided with a name and machine name by default, which are displayed in Acquia Cloud interface pages, such as Stack Metrics, to help identify individual installations.

  5. Choose the subscription that you want to connect, and then click Submit. If you are using Acquia Connector 7.x-3.x, and your website is not hosted on Acquia Cloud, you must enter a name for your website under Site identification, and then click Save settings.

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