Publishing problems with webadaptor and windows authentication

Discussion created by lgxdfa on Apr 11, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 18, 2013 by ebrown123

I am having problems publishing services with when using the webadaptor with windows authentication enabled. Setup as follows:

ArcGIS Server 10.1 SP1 and webadaptor installed.
Windows domain is used as the source for users and roles
Authentication set to web tier
Windows authentication enabled on webadaptor in IIS
Administrative functions are not forwarded through the webadaptor.

My windows user is a member of an AD group that has been assigned to the administrator role in ArcGISManager

I am able to successfully make an admin connection to the server via http://<servername>:6080/arcgis from arcgis destkop. However if I try to publish a service, I get an error message stating:

ERROR: unable to connect to publishing tools service. Verify the service is up and running.

However, the service is running and I am able to publish the service using the same credentials via arcgis manager and a .sd file.

I get the same results when using the default admin account for manager.

Interestingly I noticed that I am not able to access the service directory at http://<servername>:6080/arcgis/rest either - is this a security 'feature' or just another symptom of an underlying problem somewhere?

However, all services etc are correctly accessible via the webadaptor for the correct user accounts.

If I enable administrative access via the webadaptor, everything works fine publishing to http://<servername>/arcgis, but I don't really want to do this. I had planned to restrict access to port 6080 to a single desktop and author services from there.

Any help/tips appreciated.