Join organization

You become a member of an ArcGIS organization when the administrator adds you to the organization or you accept an invitation to join the organization. As a member, you see a customized view of the site—for example, a gallery of your organization's featured content—and have access to the content and groups shared with the organization. Based on your role, you may have additional privileges to create content, share content, create and join groups, publish hosted web layers, and help manage the resources in your organization.

If you were added automatically, your account is ready to use and you can sign in to your organization. If necessary, contact your administrator for your login information. If you received an email invitation, you need to accept the invitation before your account is ready to use with the organization. You have 14 days to accept the invitation before it expires. Depending on how the administrator chose to invite you and the security settings of your organization, you can join an organization using the following:

If the administrator later removes your account from the ArcGIS organization, your content and groups stay with the organization and can be reassigned to other members. If you were added automatically or joined with an ArcGIS account that has not been enabled for Esri access, your account is removed from the system and you can no longer access it, even if it was one you had established before joining the organization. If your ArcGIS account has been enabled for Esri access or if you joined with an existing Esri Account, your account is still available to use with Esri web resources such as forums. You can also use it as a public account (but you will not have access to any of your content or groups that became associated with your organization). If you were added or joined with your organization-specific login, your login is still available to use with your organization-specific login system. However, it is no longer available to use with the ArcGIS organization.

Join with an ArcGIS account created for you

After the administrator of the organization has invited you to join, you receive an email from ArcGIS Notifications inviting you to join the ArcGIS Online organization. Review the email to see if an account user name is included in the email. If you see a user name, follow the steps below to join the organization with the account your administrator created for you:

  1. Open the email and take note of your user name.
  2. Click the link below the text Please click this link to finish setting up your account and establish your password.
  3. Provide a password that meets the requirements of your organization.

    If you use the ArcGIS default policy, the password must be at least eight characters and contain at least one letter and one number. It cannot be the same as your user name. Your password is case sensitive. Retype the password as confirmation.

    Note:

    Weak passwords won't be accepted. A password is considered weak if it's a commonly used password such as password1 or includes repetitive or sequential characters—for example, aaaabbbb or 1234abcd.

  4. Select a security question and provide an answer.
  5. Click the Sign In button and click OK to agree to the conditions of joining an organization.

    By joining an organization, any items in your account become part of the organization's content and can be modified or deleted by the administrator. If you leave the organization, your account, including your content and groups, is deleted from ArcGIS Online, and your items are no longer available to you or your organization.

You are now a member of the ArcGIS Online organization.

Join with your organization-specific login

If your ArcGIS Online organization is configured for organization-specific (SAML or OpenID Connect) logins, you can join with your existing organization-specific login. After the administrator of the organization has invited you to join, you receive an email from ArcGIS Notifications inviting you to join the ArcGIS Online organization. Once you receive the email invitation, follow the steps below to join the organization with your organization-specific login:

  1. Open the email and click the link to join the organization.
  2. If you see multiple options to join the organization, click Create a new account, choose <organization-specific login system> account, and click Next.
  3. On the welcome page, click your organization-specific login system name.
  4. Enter the user name and password for your organization-specific login system and click Sign in.

You are now a member of the ArcGIS Online organization.

Join with an existing public account

If you have a public account (including one you created with a social login) and are invited to join an organization, you can convert your public account to an organizational account. The organization becomes the owner of your account, and your public items and groups become private. Members of your groups are removed and you are removed from groups you joined. You can reshare your items and groups once you join. If you are joining a trial subscription, you cannot use an existing public account. You need to create a new account.

After the administrator of the organization has invited you to join, you receive an email from ArcGIS Notifications inviting you to join the ArcGIS Online organization. Once you receive the email invitation, follow the steps below to join the organization by converting your existing public account into an organizational account:

  1. Open the email and click the link to join the organization.
  2. Click Convert your ArcGIS Public Account, and enter your existing user name and password. This option is not available if you are joining a trial subscription; you need to create a new account.
  3. Click Sign in.
  4. Click Join and transfer to finish joining the organization.

You are now a member of the ArcGIS Online organization.

Join with a new account you create with an ArcGIS login

After the administrator of the organization has invited you to join, you receive an email from ArcGIS Notifications inviting you to join the ArcGIS Online organization. Once you receive the email invitation, follow the steps below to join the organization by creating a new ArcGIS account:

  1. Open the email and click the link to join the organization.
  2. Click Create a new account.
  3. Choose A username and password and click Next.
    1. Enter a user name that contains 6 to 128 alphanumeric characters. You can also use the following special characters: . (dot), _ (underscore), and @ (at sign). Other special characters, nonalphanumeric characters, and spaces are not allowed. Your user name cannot be the same as your password.
    2. Enter a password that meets the requirements of your organization. If you use the ArcGIS default policy, it must be at least 8 characters in length and contain at least 1 letter and 1 number. Your password is case sensitive and cannot be the same as your user name. Reenter the password as confirmation.
      Note:

      Weak passwords won't be accepted. A password is considered weak if it's a commonly used password such as password1 or includes repetitive or sequential characters—for example, aaaabbbb or 1234abcd.

    3. Enter your first name, last name, email address, and email address again as confirmation.
    4. Select a security question and enter an answer.
  4. Click Create account.

You are now a member of the ArcGIS Online organization.

Join with a new account you create with a social login

If your ArcGIS Online organization allows members to sign up and sign in with social logins, you will see options to join the organization by creating a new account using any of the social logins enabled for the organization): GitHub, Facebook, Google, or Apple.

After the administrator of the organization has invited you to join, you receive an email from ArcGIS Notifications inviting you to join the ArcGIS Online organization. Once you receive the email invitation, follow the steps below to join the organization by creating a new account using your social login:

  1. Open the email and click the link to join the organization.
  2. Click Create a new account, choose GitHub, Facebook, Google, or Apple, and click Next.
    Note:

    To sign in to ArcGIS, create an ArcGIS public account, or join an ArcGIS organization using an Apple login, you must have multifactor authentication (MFA) enabled on your Apple account.

  3. Follow the prompts to sign in to your social network account if needed.
  4. Optionally, change the user name selected for you.
  5. Review the terms of use and privacy policy, check the boxes to agree to the terms, and click Create account.

You are now a member of the ArcGIS Online organization.