Acquia CLI Commands

Using Acquia Cloud CLI Commands

The Acquia CLI tool allows you to use all features of the Acquia Cloud API v2 on the command line.

The tool is pre-installed in cli container. Note: required docksal/cli version: 2.11.0+.


Follow the official docs to generate your Acquia Cloud API Token.

Add your secret and key with

fin config set --global SECRET_ACQUIACLI_SECRET="lkjd*sdfl2//23498fwernoiuDHljw3897fsk"
fin config set --global SECRET_ACQUIACLI_KEY="rSxVZN35bo4jTuncGS+CiKdmhxLPL0BaPuyOv"

Refresh cli service configuration with fin project start. This will inject the values into cli which will be used for authentication for the Acquia CLI.

Note: It is also possible to add/override these values via .docksal/docksal-local.env at the project level. Keep in mind, .docksal/docksal-local.env can be used for local overrides and should be excluded from git. As such, it is best to use .docksal/docksal-local.env for any personal keys and tokens configured at the project level.


Use fin acquiacli <command> from the host or acquiacli <command> inside cli.

Please refer to the Acquia CLI readme for usage details and the Acquia documentation for the options available in the Acquia Cloud API v2.


For easier integration with Acquia environment use the pull command. This allows you to easily bring your assets (db, files, and code) down to your local environment quickly without manually running through the steps.