I am trying to find the most direct way to make a service published to ArcGIS for Server be made available to people in our organization who do not have the Arcmap desktop application installed.We can not use ArcGIS Online - not permitted to upload our data to a cloud server.
Thanks in advance,
can you make the service public (portal or web adaptor) and add it to the simple map viewer in Arcgis Online? Share the map with your users. You won't have to upload anything to the cloud that way. No app needs to be built with the Simple map viewer in AGOL.
No, as written above, I can not load any data onto AGOL. This is strictly an intranet solution. So, is the ArcGIS for Server extension" Portal" my only option? Again, we have Server up and running. My objective is to allow my work colleagues who do not have desktop the ability to view geodata. I can publish a service. Can that service be viewed through a web browser or is an app (built in Web AppBuilder) required?
1- You can secure your services and make them available at the rest/services directory. Users will be able to perform basic queries but html popups won't be available
3- Portal is also an option
4- If users in your organization use open source software you can also publish WMS and WFS services
I hope this helps
Thank you for your response.
1. When you say make them available at the rest/services directory do
you mean a directory available through ArcGIS for Server or through AGOL?
Basic queries includes simple identifies?
2. I'm looking to have Web AppBuilder installed on my machine. Where on
arcGIS for Server does the finished app actually reside on Server?
3. Can you confirm for me that I am thinking of Portal correctly for
what I'm trying to do? Can i create a simple app in Web AppBuilder, Post
itosmwhere in ArcGIS for Server, and then make it viewable in an internet
browser via the Portal extension of ArcGIS for Server?
The problem in your case is, I am not sure if you can get a web adaptor setup internally through your intranet so that all of your colleagues can see the REST service directory that you manage.
Thanks for your response. Isn't Web Adaptor an extension that needs to be
installed along with Portal. I thought both of those items are a part of
ArcGIS for Server 10.3.1 - which is what my administrator is currently
running. I'm hoping that means we in fact do have possession of both Web
Adaptor and Portal and that means I can try and install them to function
alongside of ArcGIS for Server.
From there wouldn't I be able to view a service through an application
built in Web AppBuilder?
From what I've read about Portal's web viewer I think I can view the
published service and hopefully, the html image pop-up point file -
created through the geo-tag image to points tool - will maintain its
functionality in the viewer. Is there any chance of that at all?