Spatial analysis services and public users

Discussion created by awwhipple on Oct 14, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 9, 2017 by ppapadopoulosmarathondata-gr-esridist
Sorry if this is a double post. I was having trouble with the forum posting.

I am not a developer, but I'm trying understand a little about the spatial analysis services in ArcGIS Online. According to the documentation, to use spatial analysis (like Summarize Nearby tool) in the viewer requires a named user within the Publisher role. If you are using the Spatial Analysis API to consume those AGOL services into a separate, custom website, can non-named (public) users without AGOL accounts use the spatial analysis tools within your site? If so, how does the service authentication to AGOL work? Thanks.