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Deploying a Custom Web Map App on Portal

Question asked by bfriedly on Mar 2, 2016
Latest reply on May 15, 2018 by tamumike

Hi All,


I'm new to ArcGIS Portal and the JS API, and am looking to start publishing in-house web apps for our organization.  One thing that I'm struggling to find in documentation is how to create and deploy a completely custom web map application on Portal.


It looks to me from the documents that you have to use the Web App Builder and pick widgets/themes, but what if I'd like to just write a map app from scratch?  Is there any reason why you can't just use Leaflet or OpenLayers.js to create a map that is served up by Portal and communicating with your ArcGIS Server?  I guess I don't understand why I'd need ESRI/Leaflet and have Dojo baked into all my apps.


So my two questions are:

  1. Can I just write the code for an app and deploy that to Portal, without using a Web App Builder?
  2. Do I have to use ArcGIS.js?


Any suggestions or reading related to this would be much appreciated!