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Collaboration between Portal and AGOL in 10.5?

Question asked by paul.haakma on Oct 31, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 6, 2016 by jeff_smith-esristaff

Hi all.


I see that in Portal 10.5 there functionality introduced to enable collaboration between multiple Portal instances.


About portal to portal collaboration—Portal for ArcGIS (10.5) | ArcGIS for Server 


I have a couple of questions:

  • Is data content physically replicated across the different portals, or merely items kept in sync that allow a user of one portal to see items from other portals and access them?
  • Is it possible to connect a Portal instance to an AGOL account?



Ideally, I would like to see actual data replication between AGOL and a portal instance. This would allow us to administer/review/analyse data in Portal on-premise using direct connection tools and scripts that would otherwise not be possible or practical using AGOL, while allowing AGOL to handle the scaleability required for users to access and update data, e.g. via mobile or web apps. The key component here would be keeping the two databases in sync (i.e. database replication). 


Does anyone have any info or comments on how or whether this could work, and what might be coming up in 10.5?