SAML SSO in Javascript app

05-14-2019 09:20 AM
New Contributor

Hi all,

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to achieve a Single Sign On experience from a JS application. Let me explain in detail my situation:

  • Portal for ArcGIS 10.4.1 federated with an ArcGIS Server 10.4.1
  • Identity has been federated:
  • In Portal I have created a group and added some users to that group
  • I created a Tile Layer item based on an ArcGis Server Map Service and I shared it with the above-mentioned group
  • I created a new Javascript application that:
    • Authenticates against the IdentityServer and obtains an access token from that
    • References the ArcGIS Javascript API 4.11 to show a map
    • Adds the Tile Layer item to the map

What I got until now is the ESRI authentication dialog appearing as soon as I load the tile layer.

What I want is to access the Tile Layer using the token that I obtained from the IdentityServer, without the user having to sign in again.

Here is the JS code I use to display the map and the Tile Layer:


    var map = new Map({

        layers: [new TileLayer({url: basemapUrl})]});


    var view = new MapView({

        container: "viewDiv",

        map: map



    esriConfig.portalUrl = '';


    var portal = new Portal({ isPortal: true });

    portal.authMode = "auto";

    portal.load().then(function () {


            portalItem: {

                id: "1b4c51aa3feb42bba71ae02195e03f75" // ID of the Tile Layer item



        .then(function (layer) {





    mgr.getUser().then(function (user) {


            token: user.access_token,

            server: portalUrl



What am I missing? Any hint or clarification is very welcome!

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New Contributor II


Did you get this issue fixed ? I am having the same problem with ESRI Federated Server.



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