Controlling access with Acquia Cloud Shield

Available only to Acquia Cloud Shield subscribers on Acquia Cloud Enterprise, and is not available for Acquia Cloud Site Factory.

Acquia Cloud Shield enables you to configure IP address whitelisting for occasions when you need to restrict access to the servers in your subscription.

Image of the user interface of the VPC whitelisting feature


For more information about security settings in Acquia Cloud, such as password strength, two-factor verification, and whitelisting access to the Acquia Cloud interface, see Managing security settings.

Enabling whitelisting in Acquia Cloud Shield

To limit SSH access to your infrastructure for all applications in your subscription, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the Acquia Cloud interface with the Owner or Administrator role, and then select the application that you want to work with.

  2. In the menu to the left, click Security.

  3. Click Acquia Cloud Shield.

  4. Click Add Rule.

  5. In the Rule Name field, enter a name that is less than 90 characters in length.

  6. In the IP address(es) or range section, select one of the following options:

    • Enter manually. – Enter a one or more addresses (such as in the text area.
    • Import a CSV file. – Drag a text file that contains one or more IP addresses (such as into the text area.


    Multiple IP addresses can be separated by a space, comma, or line breaks. You can also use CIDR ranges, such as:

  7. Click Save.

The webpage will refresh and display a list of all whitelisting rules.

Contact supportStill need assistance? Contact Acquia Support

Acquia: Think Ahead

53 State Street, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
United States
Phone: 888-922-7842

Map: Google Maps
View other locations