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Feature service security concern

Question asked by mrcashen on Aug 18, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 20, 2015 by HFerrier-esristaff

I had a question/concern regarding the feature services you use for a Quick Report app. I understand the need for these services to be made public. That allows the public editing rights to add their features to them. However, if you were wanting to implement an app like this for your organization (as my organization is considering doing), then there needs to be more security in place. As it is set up you are supposed to give editors the ability to add, update, and delete features. That means that were a user able to find the location of this feature service online they could potentially delete or change every feature. They wouldn't even need an arcgis online account to do this. That is problematic. If you set it to were the editors can only add features then even as the host of the feature service you still aren't able to delete these features. It seems like as the host of the feature service you should have some kind of 'master' control over the feature service. That way users can have the ability to add features and publicly access the feature service, but they wouldn't be able to tamper with the data. I just wanted to know if there is any way to set this up or if there any plans to implement a structure like this. Thanks!

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