Portal access in the field - VPN?

Discussion created by dberger106 on May 6, 2014
Latest reply on May 18, 2015 by pk_davidson
Hi everyone

I have recently set up Portal in house on one of our internal servers and it is running nicely. We have been playing with Collector (which you obviously can only use with AGOL or Portal) and in order to be able to connect to our Portal through collector in the field we have been using VPN on our mobile devices.

The use of VPN is not widely supported by our IT dept, due to their security concerns (I am not exactly sure what security concerns they have) and they were wondering if there is any other solution to connect to our internal Portal whilst not connected to our network. There is obviously the solution of working in a disconnected session whilst out in the field, however then we don't get the real-time updates as data is being captured.

I would be really interested to hear how others are running there Portal/Collector set up for mobile data capture.

Thanks very much