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Managing Cloud Filters

Cloud Filters in Acquia Content Hub are stored Elasticsearch queries which act as filters for content. Cloud Filters associate with a given webhook, which is a local endpoint in your website which sends and receives information flowing to and from Acquia Content Hub.

Administrators can use Cloud Filters to control and restrict the information sent from Acquia Content Hub to those webhooks according to their search results. You may associate one or more Cloud Filters to any particular webhook. The publishing website controls the management of Cloud Filters and their association with the webhooks. Administrators can use this association to control the information flow to all subscribing websites.

Enabling Cloud Filters

To view your website’s Cloud Filters in your Acquia Content Hub publishing website, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your Drupal publishing website as a user with administrative permissions.
  2. In the Admin menu, go to Extend.
  3. Select the Acquia Content Hub Curation check box.
  4. Click Install.

Managing Cloud Filters

Use the Acquia Content Hub discovery interface to create Cloud Filters for content existing in Acquia Content Hub.

You must assign a Cloud Filter to a website before the content restriction will take place.

The discovery interface will display all available Cloud Filters.

Creating a Cloud Filter

To create a new Cloud Filter in Content Hub, complete the following steps:

  1. In your Acquia Content Hub publishing website, go to Content > Acquia Content Hub.

  2. Select one or more Cloud Filters. In the discovery interface, you can filter content by selecting from the following criteria:

    • Keywords
    • Created Date
    • Source
    • Tag
    • Type
    • Bundle
  3. Click Save filter. Content Hub will display the Save New Filter dialog box.

  4. Enter a name in the Saved filter name field, and then click Save filter.

  5. Click Assign Sites. A list of websites with registered webhooks displays.


    Webhooks which aren’t enabled are grayed out in the interface and can’t be assigned to a filter.

  6. Select the check box for each webhook the Cloud Filter applies to. You may select more than one subscribing website at a time.

  7. Click Save filter.

Editing a filter

Selecting an existing Cloud Filter loads the current saved criteria the filter uses. To edit a filter’s criteria, complete the following steps:

  1. In your Acquia Content Hub publishing website, go to Content > Acquia Content Hub.
  2. Click Saved Filters.
  3. Click the Cloud Filter whose criteria you want to edit.
  4. Add or remove filtering criteria as required.
  5. Click Save filter.

Deleting a filter

To delete a Cloud Filter, complete the following steps:

  1. In your Acquia Content Hub subscribing website, go to Content > Acquia Content Hub.
  2. In the left menu, click Saved Filters.
  3. Click the filter you want to delete, and then click Delete filter.
  4. In the Delete saved filter confirmation dialog box, click Delete filter.

Assigning more than one Cloud Filter to a website

Any website (or webhook) can have more than one Cloud Filter assigned to it, but content matching any Cloud Filters will be sent to the subscribing website.

Understanding the default Cloud Filter

Registering a new client and webhook with Acquia Content Hub creates a default Cloud Filter and assigns it to the webhook. This Cloud Filter’s name is default_filter_[client name] and, by default, will prevent content from being sent to the website.


Websites without a valid SSL certificate must configure their webhooks to use http, not https.

Content administrators must explicitly define specific Cloud Filters on every website to enable them to receive content updates. The default Cloud Filters globally exclude content, which prevents the website from receiving updates to all content created by the publishing website.