Use multi-mode authentication with single ArcGIS Server license

Idea created by konzelt on Jun 18, 2015
    • a_morgan
    • COA20052015
    • konzelt
    • cxchih
    • dewright_ca
    In ArcGIS for Server (AGS) 10.0, we were able to use mixed authentication (windows authentication and arcgis server token authentication) using a single AGS license by installing multiple Arcgis server instances in AGS 10.0; this functionality is no longer available when using the Web Adapter in AGS 10.2.2.  We use Windows authentication for internal and external applications and are being told by an ESRI partner to use the GIS-tier authentication for their product with AGS 10.2.2.  This requirement is forcing us to either purchase a new AGS license or considerably change our existing load-balanced/fault-tolerant AGS configuration, which will also cost considerable dollars in configuration time, server purchase and setup, and additional OS software for backup sites.