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Disabling the ArcGIS Portal Directory

The ArcGIS Portal Directory provides a browsable HTML-based representation of all your portal items, services, web maps, groups, and content. It also contains all the actions you can perform on your portal through REST. The ArcGIS Portal Directory can be a useful development tool; however, disable the ArcGIS Portal Directory for production systems when you don't want users browsing your list of items, finding your services in a web search, or making requests to your portal through HTML forms.

To disable the ArcGIS Portal Directory, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the ArcGIS Portal Directory and sign in as an administrator of your organization. The URL is formatted
  2. Click Security > Config > Update Security Configuration.
  3. On the Update Security Configuration page, set the disableServicesDirectory property to true, for example, "disableServicesDirectory": true.
  4. Click Update Configuration.