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How teams work

Teams allow you to share and edit content for a site with members of your organization, such as staff and colleagues, who also have an account with ArcGIS Enterprise.

Core teams

A core team is created automatically for all new sites. A site can only have one core team. Core team members can do the following:

  • Edit a site's layout and any pages attached to the site.
  • Add pages to a site (either by creating a page or selecting from a list of existing pages); administrators must join the core team to have the ability to create a page.
  • Upload or select a piece of existing content to contribute items to the content library.
  • Create new content for the site.
  • Update sharing controls on items that they own.

Teams in ArcGIS Enterprise

A team is a group in your organization's instance of ArcGIS Enterprise. In ArcGIS Enterprise Sites, team owners (default group managers) and additional group managers assigned to the team can carry out administrative tasks, such as sharing content with the group, adding or removing members, and updating the team's summary (team profile). Additional tasks, such as adjusting group settings and visibility, can be done by editing the team profile in Enterprise Sites or by managing the group in Enterprise.

Shared update groups

Core teams are groups that use the shared update capability. Shared update groups allow group members to update items that are shared with the group. As teams in ArcGIS Enterprise Sites, these groups are labeled as Edit access in a site's list of teams.


Core teams are configured with the shared update capability when they are created. You cannot disable this configuration once the team (group) has been created.

Privileges to create teams

Since core teams are groups enabled with the shared update capability, the person creating a site or initiative site must have the following administrative privilege assigned to their account: create and own groups that allow members to update all items in the group .


If a core team is missing, the person who created the site may not have had the correct administrative privilege assigned to their account during site or initiative creation. The group may also have been deleted in ArcGIS Enterprise. To fix this, contact an ArcGIS Enterprise administrator and ask that they check for the group in ArcGIS Enterprise. If the group is available, the administrator can visit the team's page and follow the steps provided on the page to activate the team.