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Configure Drone2Map for ArcGIS licenses

Drone2Map for ArcGIS lets you visualize and analyze geolocated images you collect with a drone to help you inspect areas from the air and monitor changes. 2D and 3D maps you create with Drone2Map can be shared to ArcGIS Enterprise.

Configure Drone2Map for ArcGIS licenses for your organization

Configure Drone2Map licenses using the following steps. The portal you specify to manage licenses is known as the licensing portal. Drone2Map 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 Drone2Map licenses. Only one portal can use ArcGIS License Server Administrator; you cannot configure multiple licensing portals.

  1. If you haven't done so already, review the ArcGIS License Manager system requirements and install the software. You can download the setup from My Esri. The minimum release of ArcGIS License Manager you can use is 10.5.
  2. After installing, open ArcGIS License Server Administrator and click Machine IDs.
  3. Copy and save the MAC address on the Machine Identifiers dialog box—for example, a9163f363709 (you'll need to provide this information to My Esri). If two MAC addresses are present on the dialog box, copy only one of them.
  4. Log in to My Esri and click My Organizations > Licensing > Create New Provisioning File.
  5. Choose Additional Portal Products from the Product Type list.

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

  6. Click Apply.
  7. In the Allocate column of the products list, specify the number of Drone2Map licenses you want to provision and click Next.
  8. Enter the contact and address information for you or 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.

  9. Paste the MAC address you copied from ArcGIS License Server Administrator (for example, a9163f363709) into the Mac ID field.
  10. Specify the delivery option for your license file. You can add a description or note to your request in the File Note field.
  11. Click Review File and verify the provisioning information is correct.
  12. 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.

  13. Save the file (.lic) in a directory that is accessible by the machine hosting ArcGIS License Server Administrator.
  14. Open ArcGIS License Server Administrator and start the license service if it's not running. Click the Authorization tab.
  15. Select Named User from the Version drop-down dialog box and click Authorize Now.
  16. Select I have received an authorization file from Esri and am now ready to finish the authorization process and browse to the license (.lic) file. Click Open.
  17. Click Next. A dialog box displays indicating that the named user licenses have been applied. Click OK. A dialog box may display for a few seconds indicating that the licenses are being read again.
  18. Click the Availability tab and select Named User from the drop-down list. Confirm that your expected authorizations display.
  19. To generate a portal configuration file, click the Authorization tab, click Generate, and save the portal configuration file (.json) to a location that your portal can access. A dialog box displays indicating that the file was generated in the location you specified. Click OK and close ArcGIS License Server Administrator.
  20. Open a web browser and sign in to your ArcGIS Enterprise portal as a member of the default administrator role in your organization.

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

  21. Click Organization > Manage Licenses > Import.
  22. Browse to and select the portal configuration file (.json) you generated from ArcGIS License Server Administrator.
  23. Click Import to configure your portal for Drone2Map licenses.

Drone2Map licenses now appear on Organization > Manage Licenses > Additional Products in the portal website, and you can provision them.


The Additional Products licenses tab is only present if you also imported ArcGIS Pro license entitlements to your portal.

Provision Drone2Map licenses in Portal for ArcGIS

Sign in to the portal as the portal administrator or a portal member with privileges to manage licenses and assign Drone2Map licenses to portal members. See Manage licenses for instructions.


You can only provision Drone2Map licenses to portal members within membership level 2.

Remove entitlements for Drone2Map

If your organization decides to stop using Drone2Map, you can remove the entitlements from your portal using the following steps:

  1. Remove the Drone2Map 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 Drone2Map for ArcGIS under Esri Applications and click Update.
  2. Now you can remove the Drone2Map 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 Drone2Map from the Application drop-down menu.
  6. Click Remove All Entitlements for application.