Configuration management in Drupal 8


Configuration management is one of its most eagerly anticipated features, according to a survey of the community. The Configuration Management Initiative (CMI) was the first Drupal 8 initiative to be announced in 2011, and we've learned a lot during thousands of hours of work on the initiative since then. This session will share what we've learned and provide background on the why and how.

The session will start with an overview of how configuration management fits in to Drupal 8 before becoming a technical dive into the features it gives the developer. Answering questions like "What is a configuration entity?", "What's a schema?" and "Optional configuration, what's that?" the session will give the audience technical information on how to use the system. The session will conclude the advanced topic of configuration dependencies and how they are used to make Drupal 8 robust and awesome.

Session Track

Coding and Development

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 23 September, 2015 - 17:00 to 18:00
117: Acquia