Edit permission required for offline service

Discussion created by bplummer123 on Apr 29, 2014
Latest reply on May 8, 2014 by SKraft64
Hello, I have ran into an issue with permissions when using an offline feature service.  My organization wants to allow users to download a service for offline use in read only mode.  However it seems that the service requires edit permissions for the geodatabase to download correctly.  We want to be able to allow users to view the data without requiring them to have edit permissions.  Is there a way to accomplish this that I am just missing? 

I assumed Sync Direction would control if they can upload or not but our GIS Admin doesn't see a way to set it when configuring the service.  There appears to be a way to set sync direction on the client side but only after the geodatabase is created, which fails if it doesn't have proper permissions.

Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.