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Deny "Anonymous Editors" Any Editing Rights

Question asked by terryiffland on Nov 21, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 23, 2017 by eric.anderson@cdcr


Is there a way to deny "anonymous editors" from being able to update existing features or create new features?  I know this sounds strange, but I have a case where my organization is publishing some maps for public viewing, but we also using feature layers for Survey123. 


I've come across a use case where after a user has signed on and downloaded the Form for Survey123 it is kept locally on the user's machine. The next time they open Survey123, they are not forced to log on.  This person then becomes an anonymous editor. I don't want them to be able to update anything unless they have logged in, but I don't see this as an option in AGOL.  I only see the options to do "


The user's ID and email address are captured behind the scenes as part of the form. Making those values required fields is not really an option since the data entry fields are not provided to the user, and I don't want to ask the user to enter that data.  I would be OK if there was a way to check if that data is available when the form opens and block the user from accessing the form until they sign in.


Since this issue came up while using Survey123 with ArcGIS Online, and I will cross-post a question in the ArcGIS Online community.