Determine Service Author and Publishing Date

Discussion created by amymapsmith on Feb 9, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2013 by rlwatson

I'm interested in best practices for managing services published throughout my company. One of the ideas our ArcGIS for Server team has been discussing is defining a service "lifespan". The basic idea is that services would be automatically deleted after a set period of time unless the service author takes some sort of action. The author would be notified in advance when their service is reaching its expiration date. What I'd like to know is whether or not there is a way to determine who has authored a service and when it was published, so that the automated expiration warning is sent to the appropriate user. Does anyone happen to know if service author information is readily made available when a service is published? If so, how can it be accessed? Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated!

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