Realm definition

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If you host your website on Cloud Platform, a realm is the configured space in which an environment exists. Each realm has a unique identifier that’s a required configuration option in some commands issued using the command line interface (CLI), the Cloud Platform API, and Cloud Hooks.

Some common realms include, but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Cloud Platform Enterprise: prod

  • Cloud Platform Professional: devcloud

  • Site Factory: The value can vary for Site Factory subscribers. To identify the correct realm for an Site Factory subscription, contact Acquia Support.

Cloud Platform will display the realm for your subscription in the default domain name included with your subscription. For example, a default domain name for a website in a Cloud Platform Professional subscription can be

You may also discover the realm for your subscription when accessing your environments using SSH or using SFTP.

The realm for your subscription is also available as the AH_REALM environment variable.