ArcGIS Enterprise: Allow update of ArcGIS API for JavaScript endpoint

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11-27-2020 11:26 AM
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The standard with ArcGIS Enterprise is that it installs the ArcGIS API for JavaScript to the Portal for ArcGIS instance so it can be accessed by all users. Makes sense and I don't suggest that this is changed.

However, once end users have access to the internet, it is possible to request from the Esri CDN ArcGIS API for JavaScript endpoints. No organization is likely to beat the speeds at which they can be accessed. My suggestion is to have an option to alter the standard endpoints so you can point at the Esri CDN version.

I find that internal web servers are always slower, and this could have a huge impact on the performance of some deployments. When launching the (old) Map Viewer, 7 of the largest 10 requests are for JavaScript files so it's bound to make a significant difference.

Even if organizations could host and point at their own CDN version it could make a big difference - perhaps the API is slightly altered for ArcGIS Enterprise?

@pheede-esriDo you think this advisable or doable?