geonb_bernie

Is Portal really necessary in ArcGIS Enterprise?

Discussion created by geonb_bernie on Sep 14, 2019
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2019 by ashtonj

Is Portal really necessary in ArcGIS Enterprise for all situations?  I can see the justification for Portal in many private corporations where having an internal / private version of ArcGIS Online (AGOL) is beneficial.  But I work for a government agancy that manages a spatial data infrastructure (SDI).  Our goal is to make all of our data and map services available to everyone.  We really do not have a need for Portal.  Is there already a supported deployment model that does not require Portal?

 

We would prefer to just use ArcGIS Server to host our own map services and use AGOL to publish:

  • items (pointers) to our map services,
  • web maps,
  • web apps.

I fear that Esri is going to create workflows that will make Portal a requirement for all ArcGIS Enterprise users.  Does anybody else agree that we need an ArcGIS Enterprise deployment model that does not require Portal??

 

Thanks,

Bernie.

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