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I need to allow the Story Map engine to access images hosted on my website what URL do I need to use?

Question asked by laat0001 on Oct 20, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 25, 2016 by SSylvia-esristaff


I have uploaded some images to my website, it is hosted by hostgator.  I have hotlinking protection enabled. So nobody can just enter a link to any of my images from their sites.  I have a list of URLS in the exceptions that are allowed to access and display my images - I use this in forums to display signatures, avatars etc.


I have so far entered the following URLS into my hotlinking exceptions list 

Esri - GIS Mapping Software, Solutions, Services, Map Apps, and Data  (this is just the editor has reformatted it)


so far none of this works, I am still being told by the StoryMap App that my images are not accessible (StoryMap Shortlist)


Does anyone know what URL is being used to test the availability of my images and what URL will be used to view the images when the Story Map is published. I need to add that URL to my exceptions list and then the hotlinking will work.