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Access XM Cloud features and environments

Abstract

Describes how to access features and environment in XMC.

XM Cloud offers a unified experience for developers and marketers to create and update websites so you can offer rich and relevant experiences to your customer.

With XM Cloud, a single organization can create and manage multiple environments, for example, to cater to multiple brands, or to separate development and production environments.

XM Cloud also offers various features to create, update and share content within and across these environments.

By separating structure from design, front-end designers, creative designers, content authors, and developers can work in parallel and you can deploy and maintain multiple sites quickly and cost-effectively. Once a basic user experience plan is in place, everyone can get started on the platform.

We describe here the various ways you can use to navigate between environments and features of XM Cloud.

Sitecore Cloud Portal

XM Cloud's first point of access is the Sitecore Cloud Portal. Once you log in to XM Cloud with your Organization's credentials, you will find relevant links to the documentation, support, the Sitecore developer portal, and many other relevant resources. 

Screenshot of a Portal

Quick actions panels let you access in one click important functionalities such as inviting team members and managing projects, as well as direct access to multiple development environments - if you have them.

In the Apps section, click on one of the instances. It opens a side panel to the right with some direct links to quick actions available for that instance. Click Open to access the Dashboard.

Screenshot of the Apps section and menu in the Portal

Switcher

Available in the top left corner of any XM Cloud feature, the multi-dot menu icon opens the switcher. The left column lists the different environments you have access to in the specific organization. The right column lists one-click access links to the XM Cloud features available for the environment of your choice.

Screenshot of the switcher

Dashboard

The Dashboard is split into two tabs. The Site tab is where you can add websites to your instance in just a few clicks.

Note

All sites created in XM Cloud include the benefits of Sitecore Experience Accelerator. SXA speeds up the production of websites and enables the reuse of components, layouts, and templates across a variety of sites.

Screenshot of the Sites page of the Dashboard

 

The Tools tab is where you can access all the features included in XM Cloud, including older Sitecore products you may already have worked with if you are a long-time user of Sitecore.

Screenshot of the Tools page of the Dashboard.