The Umbraco cloud portal is where you will manage your cloud website.  The portal can be thought of as your IIS, WAF (web application firewall), account and user management area.  Like Umbraco, the portal is pretty straightforward to get to grips with and you can get to grips with it fairly quickly.

First, you can access the portal from this URL.


Manage Environments: This is the area where you can purchase additional environments.  Do you need to create additional content or QA environment?  As soon as you add a new environment, any deployments from local machines will end there and can then be deployed to live, once you're happy.

Add Member: Give access to other developers

Settings:  In here you have the following features:

Edit teams:  Manage your permission for the people who have access to the project.

Connection details: Get access to your SQL server settings.  Y

Add your IP in here, to work remotely:


This process is really simple..  just click 'Add Now' and Umbraco Cloud will figure out your IP for you and add it!

Manage Domains: This is where you add you hostnames and SSL certificates


Manage IP Whitelist: This is where you manage and can get access to your backend and portal.

Delete project: I'm sure you can figure this one out yourself... At the bottom of the portal, you have the management options:


In this section, you can set your website in debug mode, you can perform an IIS Reset, clone the project etc...  Also.. notice the big blue button at the bottom-right.  This is an instant chat feature that lets you talk to Umbraco Cloud support.