Installing the Acquia Connector

To enable the Acquia Connector:

  1. Download the latest version of the Acquia Connector. If you're using the Acquia Drupal or Drupal Commons distributions of Drupal 7, the Acquia Connector is already included; you don't need to download it and you can skip to Enabling the Acquia Connector on Drupal 7.
  2. Extract the acquia_connector/ directory into the [docroot]/sites/all/modules directory, where [docroot] is the location of your Drupal installation.
  3. Enable the Acquia connector module, following the procedure for your version of Drupal (Drupal 8, Drupal 7, or Drupal 6).
  4. Enabling the Acquia Connector on Drupal 8

    1. Go to the admin/modules page on your Drupal website. From the admin menu, select Manage > Extend.
    2. Find the Acquia connector module, enable it, and click Save configuration. If the module is already enabled, you can skip this step.
    3. Go to the Configuration page (admin/config) on your Drupal website, and click Acquia Connector settings.
    4. If the Configuration page doesn't already show that you are connected to an Acquia subscription, click Get connected, and enter your Acquia email address and password.
    5. Choose the subscription you want to connect, and click Submit.

    Enabling the Acquia Connector on Drupal 7

    1. Go to the Modules page (admin/modules) on your Drupal website.
    2. Under Acquia Connector, find the Acquia Agent and Acquia Site Profile Information modules, enable them, then scroll to the bottom and click Save configuration. If these modules are already enabled, you can skip this step.
    3. Go to the Configuration page (admin/config) on your Drupal website, and click Acquia Subscription settings.
    4. If the Configuration page doesn't already show that you are connected to an Acquia subscription, click Get connected, and enter your Acquia email address and password.
    5. Choose the subscription you want to connect, and click Submit.

    Adding Search

    On Drupal 7, the Acquia Connector also includes the Acquia Search integration, a fully managed SaaS search offering that integrates seamlessly with Drupal applications. Built on the enterprise-grade Apache Solr search engine, Acquia Search is hosted on Acquia Cloud, providing a a fully redundant infrastructure that ensures search is a highly available feature of your website. Learn more about Acquia Search.

    Enabling the Acquia Connector on Drupal 6

    1. Go to the Modules page on your Drupal website. From the admin menu, select Administer > Site building > Modules. Find the Acquia Agent and Acquia Site Profile Information modules, enable them, and click Save configuration. If these modules are already enabled, you can skip this step.
    2. Go to the Configuration page on your Drupal website at http://[site_URL]/admin/settings/acquia-agent, and click Acquia settings.
    3. If the Configuration page doesn't already show that you are connected to an Acquia subscription, click Get connected, and enter your Acquia email address and password.
    4. Choose the subscription you want to connect, and click Submit.

    Your site is now connected to Acquia. You may need to run cron on your site before it appears in Acquia Insight. Click any of the items in the menu at the top of the Acquia Insight page, such as Insight, or learn how to enhance and extend your site with an Acquia subscription’s many tools and services.

    Updating the Acquia Connector

    To get the greatest benefit from your Acquia subscription, you should keep your version of the Acquia Connector module up to date.