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Configure cloud store regions

ArcGIS Server must access a list of cloud store regions to populate the Register Cloud Store dialog box users see when they register a cloud store.

You have the following options for obtaining this list:

  • Esri maintains a list of regions for public clouds in an Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket. Most sites that have Internet access can use this list. This is the default behavior for the ArcGIS Server site; no additional configuration is needed.
  • Esri maintains the same list in an Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) bucket in China. If your site cannot access the list in the Amazon S3 bucket or you want the ArcGIS Server site to check for the list in the Alibaba OSS bucket before attempting to access the list in the Amazon S3 bucket, the ArcGIS Server administrator can configure the ArcGIS Server site to access the cloud store list from the Alibaba OSS bucket in China.

Configure ArcGIS Server to access a list in Alibaba OSS

If your organization requires that you access the list of allowable cloud store URLs from a location in China, the ArcGIS Server administrator can set a property in the ArcGIS Server Administrator Directory.

If there is a local file configured for the site, ArcGIS Server reads that list. If you want the site to access the list on Alibaba, do not configure a local file.

Follow these steps to configure ArcGIS Server to check for allowable cloud store URLs from a list in Alibaba OSS:

  1. Sign in to the ArcGIS Server Administrator Directory for the ArcGIS Server site.
  2. Go to system > properties.
  3. Click update.
  4. Type the following inside the curly brackets ({}): "UseSecondaryCloudLookupURL": "true".
  5. Click Update.

Clicking Update restarts ArcGIS Server. When users register cloud stores, the Region or Environment drop-down list will be populated from a list on Alibaba OSS.