About the Acquia Connector

ConnectBefore you can access the website services provided by an Acquia subscription, including Insight, you have to connect your website to Acquia.

Connect your website to Acquia by installing and activating the Acquia Connector modules.

The Acquia Connector is a Drupal module package that allows your sites based on Drupal 6, 7, and 8 to exchange information with Acquia. It consists of the following modules:

  • Acquia Agent

    Enables secure communication between your Drupal website and Acquia to monitor up-time, check for updates, and collect site information.

  • Acquia Site Profile Information

    Automates the collection of site information (operating system, database, web server, and PHP versions, installed modules, and site modifications) to speed support communication and issue resolution.

  • Acquia Search

    Included only in the Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 versions. Gets you started with Acquia Search, Acquia's plug-and-play search service.

Note that Acquia Drupal and Drupal Commons are distributed with the Acquia Connector modules already installed. This enables you to activate and connect your site to Acquia without installing any additional modules.

Drupal 8 and the Acquia Connector

Drupal 8 is currently in beta release. A version of the Acquia Connector for Drupal 8 is available in a dev release. When you connect your Drupal 8 website to Acquia Insight using the Acquia Connector for Drupal 8, the Insight page for your site will begin to display an Insight score and to report Insight alerts as soon as your site runs cron and reports to Acquia Insight. Note the following differences from how Acquia Connector functions on Drupal 6 and 7:

  • Some Insight alerts are not available, since they are not relevant to Drupal 8 websites. This may be because the relevant module does not currently exist in Drupal 8, or that the best practice recommendation doesn't apply to Drupal 8.
  • Acquia Search, which is included in both the Drupal 8 and Drupal 7 versions of the Acquia Connector, is still in beta for Drupal 8. For Drupal 8, Acquia Search is built on the Search API module. The Drupal 8 version of the Search API module is in alpha release, and can be expected to undergo significant and frequent changes before it achieves a stable release.

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