AnsweredAssumed Answered

How to connect portal with ArcGIS Desktop?

Question asked by Hydronaut on Mar 13, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2018 by jskinner-esristaff

I am attempting to configure Portal for ArcGIS so users can access it via ArcGIS for Desktop.

I follow the instructions as documented in Use ArcGIS Desktop with your portal, however when I click 'Connect' within the ArcGIS Administrator as shown below...

Manage Portal for ArcGIS Connections

...I am presented with this Security Alert.

If I click 'Yes' and continue, I am presented with the same message again. If I click 'Yes' again and then 'Save', all seems well...

...Then when I fire up ArcMap and click 'File', I am not presented with an automatic 'Sign In' nor a connection to my ArcGIS Portal, despite apparently having Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) set up successfully.

ArcMap > File


So I am unsuccessful in connecting to my Portal via ArcGIS Desktop in this particular environment. In another environment I have had success connecting to my Portal, and the only difference I noticed between the two approaches was that in the scenario above I am presented with the Security Alert regarding certificates and server authentication, whereas in the successful connection I was not.


Is this a certificate issue? How do I resolve it?