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Configure AppStudio for ArcGIS licenses

AppStudio for ArcGIS allows you to build your own native apps and distribute them within your enterprise. Portal members who are licensed for AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard can connect to the portal from AppStudio for ArcGIS Desktop Edition to build and share native apps.

Purchase and download an AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard license file through My Esri, and import the file into the portal website. You can then provision AppStudiolicenses to members of your ArcGIS Enterprise portal through the portal website.


An AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard license is not required for end-users of apps built with AppStudio for ArcGIS.

Configure AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard licenses for your organization

Configure AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard licenses using the following steps. The portal you specify to manage licenses is known as the licensing portal. AppStudio connects to this portal to obtain licensing information for members of your organization. If your organization has multiple portals, ensure the portal you specify is the one you want to use to manage AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard licenses.

  1. Log in to My Esri and click My Organizations > Licensing > Create New Provisioning File.
  2. Choose Additional Portal Products from the Product Type list.

    The Version, License Type, Provision, and File Type options populate automatically.

  3. Click Apply.
  4. Choose the number of named users you need in the Allocate column of the products list. Click Next.
  5. Provide the contact and address information for your organization.


    Click Populate user fields from my profile and Populate organization fields from my organization to automatically enter the information associated with your account.

  6. Specify the delivery option for your license file. Optionally add a description or note to your request.
  7. Click Review File and verify the provisioning information.
  8. Click Create File.

    Depending on the delivery option you specified, the file is available for download immediately or attached to an email sent to the address you specified.

  9. Save the file in a directory that is accessible to the portal machine.
  10. Open a web browser and sign in to your ArcGIS Enterprise portal as the default administrator in your portal organization.

    The portal you sign in to becomes the licensing portal for your organization.

  11. Click Organization > Manage Licenses > Import.
  12. Browse to and select the AppStudio for ArcGIS license file you generated from My Esri.
  13. Click Import to configure your portal for AppStudio licenses.

Provision AppStudio licenses in Portal for ArcGIS

Once you've configured AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard licenses for your organization, assign licenses to yourself and your portal members. See Manage licenses for full instructions.


You can only provision AppStudio licenses to portal members within membership level 2.

Remove entitlements for AppStudio

If your organization decides to stop using AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard, you can remove the entitlements from your portal using the following steps:

  1. Remove the AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard license from each portal member account that was assigned one.
    1. Sign in to the ArcGIS Enterprise portal website as a member of the default administrator role.
    2. Click Organization > Manage Licenses > Additional Products.

      Note that if your ArcGIS Enterprise portal does not have ArcGIS Pro entitlements, you will not see the Additional Products tab.

    3. To remove licenses from one member at a time, click the hyperlink in the Licensed for column. To remove licenses from multiple members, click each member to add them to the Selected Members list and click Configure.
    4. Uncheck AppStudio for ArcGIS under Esri Applications and click Update.
  2. Now you can remove the AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard entitlements from your portal.
  3. Open a web browser and sign in to the ArcGIS Portal Directory for the licensing portal. Sign in as a member of the default administrator role in your portal organization. The URL is formatted as, where is the fully qualified machine name where Portal for ArcGIS is installed.
  4. Click System > Licenses > Remove All Entitlements.
  5. Choose AppStudio from the Application drop-down menu.
  6. Click Remove All Entitlements for application.