Information for: DEVELOPERS   PARTNERS

Site actions and organization

After you sign in to the Site Factory Management Console, you can view metadata about your websites and complete management tasks relating to them, including deleting unneeded websites, making duplicate copies of websites, or organizing websites into related groups of websites.

Website actions

Expanded site actions menu

Depending on your Acquia Cloud Site Factory user role, you can complete the several actions on the sites to which you have access.

To select an action for a primary website, open the website’s actions menu, and then click an option.

  • Log in: Signs in to the website with the OpenID administrative account that you used to log in to Acquia Cloud Site Factory.
  • Clear caches: Clears your website’s site-cached and Varnish®-cached content.
  • Configure Terms of Service:Opens a site management page to allow you to set the terms of service notice for this website. Note that site-based terms of service override any global terms of service notice.
  • Delete site: Opens a site management page that allows you to permanently delete this site and its content.
  • Duplicate site: Opens a site management page that allows you to create a copy of this website to create a new website.
  • Back up site: Opens a site management page that allows you to create and download backups for this website.
  • Manage domains: Opens a site management page that allows you to add domain names to this website.
  • Manage theme repository: Opens a site management page that allows you to connect an external theme repository to this website.

Secondary websites on Acquia Cloud Site Factory

The actions menu is not available for secondary websites, which are non-production copies of primary (production) websites. The card for a secondary website displays a Go To Dashboard button instead of an actions menu, as shown in the following example:

Information card for a secondary website, showing no actions menu

To learn more about how you can use secondary websites in your development workflow, see Site collections.

Website metadata

To view metadata about an individual website, point to the Information (?) icon in a website’s information card in the Site Factory Management Console to display a tooltip with the following information about the website:

Tooltip displayed on a website's information card

Groups and subgroups

The Site Factory Management Console allows you to organize your Acquia Cloud Site Factory websites into groups of websites. You can use these groups to do the following:

  • Manually sort your websites using logical connections, such as regions or business functions.
  • Control sign-in or maintenance access to your websites by controlling which users have access to sites in the group.


Users with the platform admin role can view all sites and groups, regardless of their group memberships.

In the Site Factory Management Console, the term groups describes organizational groups at the top level, and subgroups are organizational units that can contain sites, site collections, and other subgroups, but have a single parent group.

The All my groups page (displayed when you click the All my groups link on any top-level Site Factory Management Console page) displays an overview of the groups available to you on the left and a detailed view of group contents on the right. Note that the detailed view on the right does not display top-level groups that do not contain any websites, site collections, or subgroups.

For information about how to create groups and organize your Acquia Cloud Site Factory websites, see Creating sites and site groups.