Organizations assign user types to members based on the members' needs and requirements. Members are assigned a user type when they are invited to the organization. The user type determines the privileges that can be granted to the member through a default role or custom role. Each user type also includes access to specific apps.
The following user types are offered:
- Viewer—Viewers can view items that are shared with them by other ArcGIS users and have access to a selection of apps. This user type is ideal for members of an organization who need to view ArcGIS content in a secure environment. Viewers can’t create, edit, share, or perform analysis on items or data.
- Editor—Editors can view and edit data in ArcGIS maps and apps that are shared with them by other ArcGIS users. This user type is ideal for users who need to access and edit data that is shared with them and includes access to a selection of apps. The Editor user type can also be used with custom editing applications created by customers or by Esri business partners. Editors can’t analyze, create, or share items or data.
- Mobile Worker—Mobile Workers can view and edit data that has been shared with them by other ArcGIS users and have access to a selection of apps. This user type is ideal for users who primarily interact with ArcGIS content through field apps. It allows mobile users to view and edit data directly in ArcGIS Online or in field apps, share their location and record location tracks, and collect and edit data in the field. Mobile Workers can’t analyze, create, or share items or data.
- Creator—Creators can create and edit content such as maps and apps, perform spatial analysis using the analysis tools in ArcGIS Online, collect data, and collaborate and share content for use in apps. Creators have access to a selection of apps, can view content created by other organization members, and administer users and content in the organization. The Creator user type is a good choice for GIS specialists, asset managers, data journalists, and other content creators and collaborators.
- GIS Professional—GIS Professionals can build advanced 2D and 3D maps, visualizations, and analyses using ArcGIS Pro (Basic, Standard, or Advanced), as well as use ArcGIS Online to create, edit, and collaborate and share content for use in apps. GIS Professionals can also administer users and content in the organization. This user type is a good choice for GIS analysts, geodevelopers, cartographers, and other GIS professionals. The GIS Professional user type can be assigned at the following three levels, which correspond to the three license levels of ArcGIS Pro:
- GIS Professional Basic—The GIS Professional Basic user type includes ArcGIS Pro Basic, which provides the tools and environment for map creation and interactive visualization.
- GIS Professional Standard—The GIS Professional Standard user type includes ArcGIS Pro Standard, which provides the tools and environment for map creation, interactive visualization, multiuser editing, and advanced data management.
- GIS Professional Advanced—The GIS Professional Advanced user type includes ArcGIS Pro Advanced, which provides the tools and environment for map creation, interactive visualization, multiuser editing, advanced data management, advanced analysis, high-end cartography, and extensive database management.
Apps that are not included with an assigned user type can be licensed and assigned as needed to specific members as add-on licenses. For example, ArcGIS Business Analyst and ArcGIS Insights can be purchased and assigned to members who have been granted the Creator or GIS Professional user types.
User type examples
The following examples describe how user types can be applied in an organization:
- A content creator assigned a Creator user type creates and shares a site selection app with a group of users in their organization. This app allows users to select a specific site and view attribute information about the site that should only be available to employees. A member assigned a Viewer user type can join the group and view and interact with the app.
- A data editor assigned the Editor user type uses the Crowdsource Manager configurable app to review and clean up data submitted by the public. The data editor can view and update the public data entries to prepare them for publication and analysis.
- A GIS specialist in a forestry organization is tasked with creating a tree inventory map for forestry technicians to use. The GIS specialist is assigned a GIS Professional Basic user type, which allows them to create complex data models, including subtypes and domains, using ArcGIS Pro. They then publish the data to ArcGIS Online and create a web map for forestry technicians to use in ArcGIS Field Maps. Once the map is created, the GIS specialist can test the functionality in ArcGIS Field Maps and share the web map with the appropriate group. Each forestry technician is given an ArcGIS member account and assigned a Mobile Worker user type so they can sign in to Field Maps, find their web maps, and edit the data as needed.