ArcGIS Online: opening hosted feature layers in ArcGIS Desktop

Idea created by SCC.Planning.Office on Jul 20, 2017
    • pescatoreec
    • Ottolien
    • rozekc_washtenaw
    • nick_allpoints
    • aldoustsang
    • xander_bakker
    • bthompson_SBF

    In ArcGIS Online, it seems impossible to prevent a user from opening a Hosted Feature Layer (or any of its Views) in ArcGIS Desktop. Once a Hosted Feature Layer (or any of its Views) is opened in ArcGIS Desktop, the user is able to export that data. This is a severe security issue.


    There should be a way for ArcGIS Administrators to prevent users (named users and/or Everyone) from opening Hosted Feature Layers (or any of their Views) from within ArcGIS Desktop (including Pro), and through extension, being able to download the data.