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Disabling anonymous access

Anonymous access is the ability to use portal resources without supplying user credentials. As an administrator of your organization, you determine whether anonymous access is allowed. As a security best practice, it is recommended that you disable anonymous access for your portal.

  1. Sign in to the portal website as an administrator of your organization and click the Edit Settings button.
  2. Click the Security link on the left side of the page.
  3. Uncheck the Allow anonymous access to your portal option.
  4. Click Save to apply your change.
  5. If you're using web tier authentication (that is, you're performing authentication through ArcGIS Web Adaptor), disable anonymous access on your web server. For instructions, consult your web server's product documentation.

The portal's anonymous access option controls access to the portal website. The sharing options chosen for individual items in the portal control access to the underlying hosted feature services.