Create a partnered collaboration

To share content with another ArcGIS Online organization, you can create a partnered collaboration. Creating a collaboration establishes trust between organizations so that content can be shared. In a collaboration, partnered organizations designate members as collaboration coordinators to represent their organization. Once a collaboration has been created, participating organizations can view and manage the collaboration details.

After establishing a partnered collaboration, you can create groups to use for sharing content between organizations. You can also use existing groups you own that allow members of any organization to join.

Start a collaboration

Starting a collaboration establishes the relationship between your organization and another.

  1. Sign in to your organization with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization, and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the side of the page.
  4. In the Partnered section, click Start a collaboration.
  5. In the Start a collaboration window, enter the home page URL for the organization you are collaborating with.

    You must enter a valid HTTPS URL in the format https://orgurl.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html, where orgurl is the organization's short name.

  6. Use the toggle button to choose whether you want the collaborating organization to be able to search for your organization's members.
  7. Optionally, modify the email message that is sent with your collaboration invitation.

    Note:
    You can invite multiple organizations to a partnered collaboration at once by uploading a CSV file with the list of organizations. Click the Multiple invitations tab in the Start a collaboration window and upload a CSV file containing the home page URLs of the organizations and whether they will have access to searching for your organization's members.

  8. Click Start collaboration.

    A collaboration request is sent to the invited organization.

  9. Click Set up collaboration coordinators to designate members to represent your organization.
  10. Select up to 20 members to add to the collaboration to represent your organization.

    Note:
    Only members with the role of Administrator or Facilitator, that have their profile visibility set to Everyone (Public) or Organization, can be collaboration coordinators.

  11. Click Save.

Join a collaboration

If your organization has been invited to participate in a collaboration, before the collaboration can be active, you must accept the collaboration request and designate members to represent your organization in the collaboration.

  1. Sign in to your organization with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization, and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the side of the page.
  4. In the Partnered section, click Review collaboration requests.
  5. Click Accept & configure.
  6. Choose Grant access to allow the inviting organization to search for your members, or choose Do not grant access to decline access.
  7. Click Set up collaboration coordinators to designate members to represent your organization.
  8. Select up to 20 members to add to the collaboration to represent your organization.

    Note:
    Only members with the role of Administrator or Facilitator, that have their profile visibility set to Everyone (Public) or Organization, can be collaboration coordinators.

  9. Click Save.