Publish to Portal with ArcMap

12-20-2018 09:17 AM
by Anonymous User
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Publishing with ArcMap -  how to publish to a specific server such as agency or enterprise and not the hosting server (which has Portal). Pro gives the user the opportunity to select the server to publish, even if Portal isn’t on the server. Is this possible using ArcMap or can ArcMap only publish to a hosting server? All of this is with ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1 and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6.1

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New Contributor III

Hello John,

From ArcMap you can publish to GIS Servers or to Hosting servers. Unlike ArcGIS Pro, you cannot publish to Portal for ArcGIS (That does not have a hosting server) from ArcMap. 

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Occasional Contributor

Hi John Watermolen

I want to quickly piggyback off of Zahina's reply and provide a little clarification. If you wish to publish to a specific server from ArcMap, you can make a direct connection to that server and publish the service to the server by specifying that server connection. The only caveat is that it will not be a "hosted" service. See below:

How to publish a service from ArcMap—Documentation | ArcGIS Enterprise 

When you are signed into Portal from ArcMap, and then you choose the option for "My Hosted Services (portalOrganization)" when gong to publish, then it will be a hosted service that resides on the hosting server.

In other words, you cannot specify which federated server that a service is published to when publishing to Portal from ArcMap, but you should not need to since ArcMap gives you the option to publish directly to the server anyway, regardless if it is federated or not.

ArcGIS Pro does not give you this option and can only publish to a server if it is federated with Portal and that is the Portal your are signed in to.

Does this make sense?


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