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Supported environments

ArcGIS for SharePoint is deployed as a farm solution (WSP) to Microsoft SharePoint.

ArcGIS Map Search is deployed as a SharePoint add-in.


In keeping with Esri's commitment to maintaining the pace with updates to technology, ArcGIS for SharePoint will continue to grow and evolve to support the latest releases of SharePoint, including 2013, 2016, 2019, and SharePointOnline. SharePoint 2010 will remain supported at version 5.0.

To upgrade to ArcGIS for SharePoint 5.1 on SharePoint 2010, organizations should first ensure that they are using a supported SharePoint version, or upgrade older farms to one of the newer supported versions (SharePoint 2013, 2016, or 2019).

Esri will continue to support existing deployments of ArcGIS for SharePoint running on SharePoint 2010 until Microsoft's official extended support end date for SharePoint 2010. It is strongly recommended that all organizations upgrade their SharePoint farms to a newer version before that date.

For ArcGIS for SharePoint add-ins to operate properly, Esri assumes an operational configuration of Microsoft SharePoint.

ArcGIS for SharePoint is supported for use with the following:

  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019


  • By default, Microsoft SharePoint 2019 creates new site pages using the Modern web part experience. ArcGIS for SharePoint is not supported in this mode. To enable ArcGIS for SharePoint apps on SharePoint 2019, use the Classic mode when creating new site pages. For more information, see Classic and modern web part experiences.

  • Because SharePoint Foundation Server 2013 does not support Managed Metadata Services, ArcGIS Map Search is not supported in this environment.

Esri tests ArcGIS for SharePoint only in software environments certified or supported by Microsoft SharePoint; not all SharePoint-supported environments have been tested or certified. For more information, see the Esri supported environments policy.


ArcGIS for SharePoint does not support SharePoint 2010 templates in SharePoint 2013.

System requirements

See the system requirements for Microsoft SharePoint for information:

ArcGIS account

To use all features of ArcGIS for SharePoint and ArcGIS Map Search, you must have an ArcGIS user type that includes privileges to create, analyze, and share content in an ArcGIS Online organization or an on-premises ArcGIS Enterprise deployment. You can sign up for a free trial subscription of ArcGIS Online. It is assumed that the authentication method used to access the platform has been properly configured by your ArcGIS administrator. Public ArcGIS Online accounts are not supported.

ArcGIS for SharePoint supports the following ArcGIS versions:

  • ArcGIS Online—Current version
  • Portal for ArcGIS—10.2 through 10.4.1
  • ArcGIS Enterprise—10.5 and later

Operating systems

ArcGIS for SharePoint is supported for SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, and SharePoint 2019. Refer to the Microsoft SharePoint documentation to determine specific system requirements and prerequisites for the version you're using.

Required software

Before deploying ArcGIS for SharePoint, the following prerequisites must be met. For more detailed information, see System checks.

  • Microsoft SharePoint Server or Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Server 2016 or 2019 must be correctly installed and configured.
  • The following MIME type must be present on the SharePoint server on which ArcGIS for SharePoint is installed:
    • .svg image/svg+sml
  • Secure store service—By default, ArcGIS for SharePoint uses the Secure Store Service (SSS) to secure ArcGIS credentials and automatically generates a target application during installation; this is the recommended setting. If you don't want to use SSS or if SSS is not available during installation, you must manually generate an encryption key after installation. For more information, see Install ArcGIS for SharePoint. If you choose to use SSS during installation, ensure the Secure Store Service is started and that the service itself is properly configured.
  • Follow these steps to access the Secure Store Service and generate a new key:
    1. On the Central Administration home page, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.
    2. Click the Secure Store Service link.
    3. Click Generate New Key.

      For details, see Configure the Secure Store Service in SharePoint Server.

    4. Exit Central Administration.
  • ArcGIS Enterprise—To successfully run the ArcGIS Maps Locate workflow in ArcGIS Enterprise, configure the geocoder service.
  • Managed Metadata service—ArcGIS Map Search creates a SharePoint term used to store geotags generated by the add-in. The term store is used to isolate geotags from other tags not created by ArcGIS Map Search. The Managed Metadata service is required to manage this term set.
  • Search service—ArcGIS Map Search requires the SharePoint Search service to process search queries.
  • App Management and Subscription Settings services—ArcGIS Map Search requires that the App Management Service Application be installed and started and that it have an associated App Management Service Application Proxy, as shown below.
    App Management

    If this is not already in place in your organization, run the following PowerShell script on the SharePoint server on which you want to install ArcGIS for SharePoint:

    Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell
    $appManagementServiceApplication= (Get-SPServiceApplication) | Where-Object {$_.TypeName -eq "App Management Service Application"}
      -Name AppManagementProxy

Supported languages

ArcGIS for SharePoint is available in the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (Traditional Hong Kong), Chinese (Traditional Taiwan), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

The language used in the Windows version of the add-ins is determined by your operating system's language setting. If you are using an unsupported language setting, the add-ins use English.

Web browsers

The following browsers are supported:

Browser nameSharePoint 2013SharePoint 2016SharePoint 2019

Microsoft Edge




Google Chrome*




Mozilla Firefox*




*Latest released version