A role defines the privileges that a member has within the organization. ArcGIS defines a set of privileges for the user, publisher, and administrator roles. In addition, organizations can define privileges at a more detailed level by creating and assigning custom roles.
Use maps and apps
Use premium content
Share maps and apps
Join and create groups
Publish hosted web layers
Manage Open Data sites
Invite users to organization
Manage organization resources
View subscription status
Create custom roles
ArcGIS Marketplace provider (requires organization authorization)
Organizations might want to refine the standard roles into a more fine-grained set of privileges. For example, members who work with the organization's private maps and apps but do not have a need to create content can be added to the organization in a custom-defined viewer role. In addition, some administrative tasks such as inviting users or managing content can be designated to members through a custom role. There may be cases where members need to have the default administrator role instead of a custom role. For example, only default administrators can configure the website and create custom roles. Administrators configure custom roles based on any combination of the general and administrative privileges listed below. If you have a custom role, check with your administrator for the specific privileges it has.
Members who perform specific tasks within the organization—create maps or edit features, for example—can have custom roles that give them the general privileges they need to work and share with groups, content, and features.
The privileges listed below allow custom roles to assist the default administrators with managing members, groups, and content in the organization. These custom administrative roles do not contain the full set of privileges of the default administrator role.
Some workflows require a combination of privileges. If you cannot perform a function that you think your role should be able to do, verify that your administrator has enabled the full set of required privileges.
In order to...
You need privileges to....
Use the analysis tools
Create content, publish hosted feature layers, and use spatial analysis. Some tools require privileges to use GeoEnrichment or network analysis.
Publish hosted feature layers
Create content, publish hosted feature layers, and use geocoding (to publish CSV files with addresses).
Publish hosted tile layers
Create content and publish hosted tile layers.
Publish hosted scene layers
Create content, publish hosted feature layers, and publish hosted scene layers.
Publish apps from the map viewer or group page
Create content and share items (with groups, organization, or public).
Embed maps or groups
Create content and share items with public.
Manage content owned by members
View all member account info; view content, update content, delete content, and reassign content.
Manage groups owned by members
View all member account info; view group, update group, reassign group, delete group, and add member to group.
Manage member profiles
View all member account info and update member account info.
Make groups available to open data sites
Make groups visible to public and make groups available to open data sites.
View subscription status
View all member account info, view all content, and view all groups.
Add, update, and delete features in hosted feature layers that have editing enabled for add or update only
Edit features and edit with full control.
The privileges listed below are reserved for the default administrator.