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Create an ArcGIS organization

Survey123 for ArcGIS is built on the ArcGIS platform. Before you can use Survey123 for ArcGIS, you need to belong to an ArcGIS organization.

Having an ArcGIS organization will allow you to control access to your surveys and survey data. You'll be able to track which members of your organization are contributing data to your surveys. You can also determine if a member of your organization has permission to create new surveys or only contribute to existing surveys.

If you do not have an ArcGIS organizational account, you can sign up for the ArcGIS trial. Creating a trial ArcGIS organization takes approximately 15 minutes.

To create an ArcGIS organization account, complete the following steps:

  1. Browse to the Survey123 for ArcGIS website, select Sign In, and click Free trial ArcGIS subscription.
    Get a free trial
  2. Fill out the basic personal information on the right side and click Start Trial.
    Sign up for the ArcGIS trial
  3. A trial ArcGIS organization includes 5 named users. This means that you can build a team of up to five people to capture information with ArcGIS and use the accounts.

    Once the account expires, you can keep your work or make your organization larger by purchasing a subscription.

  4. Open your email and activate your trial account.
    Activate your account
  5. The following are required to set up your ArcGIS organization:
    • Username—You'll use this username when you log in to ArcGIS.
    • Organization Name—Specify the name of your organization as you'd like it to appear on both the home page and any correspondence with members of your organization. This name can be modified later as necessary.
    • Organization short name—This is the name that will be used in all the URLs of your ArcGIS organization. You cannot change this later. For example, if you use "survey123-trial", the URLS of your organization will start with
  6. Click Save. Saving your organization settings may take a couple of minutes.
  7. Once your organization is created, click Continue with ArcGIS Online.
    Continue with ArcGIS Online
  8. Your organization is setup and you are the sole member.

Once you've successfully created your organization, the following are your next steps: