Sharing in ArcGIS Online does not equal Sharing in ArcMap?

Discussion created by MLF on Mar 31, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2014 by mminami-esristaff
This post is specific to ArcGIS Online hosted services:

I have created content in ArcGIS Online and shared it with a group comprised of several members.  When one of those members accesses the web map/layers/data in AGOL, all is well.  But if he/she uses ArcCatalog to sign in to My Hosted Services, only that one individual's content is revealed--not all the content which is available to their group.

The same is true if the individual double-clicks Add ArcGIS Server and pastes in a service URL -- they cannot see all of the content which they can see by logging in via browser.

Is this expected behavior, and is there any documentation to clarify how ArcCatalog AGOL access differs from browser-based AGOL access?