Site Factory

Managing installation profiles in your Factory

After adding installation profiles to your custom distribution, you can enable the installation profiles to allow site builders to select an installation profile when creating new Site Factory-hosted websites.

When site builders create a new website, they will have the choice of any enabled installation profile. If your code base has a disabled installation profile, the Create a new site page won’t display it to site builders.

Selecting an installation profile for a website is a one-time choice. You can’t change the installation profile for a website after you create the website.

If you have both added an installation profile to your codebase and deployed it to your platform, but the Site Factory Management Console doesn’t display it, contact Acquia Support for help.

Enabling installation profiles

  1. Sign in to the Site Factory Management Console with an account that has the platform admin role.

  2. In the admin menu, click Administration, and then click the Installation profile management link.

  3. In the Enabled column, select the checkboxes for the installation profiles you want to enable for use by site builders.


    The installation profile with the REST API Default option is the default for websites created using the Site Factory API. This selection doesn’t affect the process for creating websites using the Site Factory Management Console, and means only if you create a website using the Site Factory API, the default installation profile will be used if you don’t specify a different installation profile.

  4. Click Save settings.

Installation profiles will become available for use after the SfVersions task completes. To learn more about monitoring task logs, see Task logs in Site Factory.