This is an archive related to a previous version of Esri Maps for SharePoint. If you need the current version go to http://doc.arcgis.com/en/maps-for-sharepoint/.

ArcGIS authentication modes

Esri Maps for SharePoint supports several authentication modes when connecting to ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS. The supported authentication mode differs based on how you have set up your ArcGIS Online organization or Portal for ArcGIS security. See the help documentation for ArcGIS Online or the Administrator Guide in the help system that is installed locally with Portal for ArcGIS for additional information and to ensure the security settings have been properly configured.

ArcGIS Online

Esri Maps for SharePoint supports the following authentication modes for connecting to ArcGIS Online:

  • Built-in accounts—Users enter their ArcGIS Online credentials. This results in the use of token-based authentication via OAuth 2.0.
  • Enterprise login—Enterprise logins are supported via Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0. See Configure Maps for SharePoint for more information.

Portal for ArcGIS

For detailed information on Portal for ArcGIS authentication, see the Administrator Guide included with the Portal for ArcGIS installation.

For Portal for ArcGIS 10.3 and later, the default authentication is OAuth 2.0.

  • Built-in accounts—Users enter their Portal for ArcGIS credentials. This results in the use of token-based authentication via OAuth 2.0.
  • Enterprise login—Enterprise logins are supported via Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML). The following Enterprise identity providers are supported: Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and token-based authentication. See

Esri Maps for SharePoint requires no specific steps to implement the authentication methods supported by Portal for ArcGIS; the app configuration process outlined in the Esri Maps for SharePoint installation topic is all that is required. See About configuring portal authentication for more information.