Named User

Your Key to Accessing ArcGIS Wherever You Are

Named user credentials give you a unique, secure identity in the ArcGIS platform. You can use the platform through permissions given to you by your administrator to join groups and access resources that you own or have been shared with you. A named user is a person licensed to use the software.


What Does Identity Mean for You?

What Does Identity Mean for You?

Identity in ArcGIS lets you own something and share it with others. You can

  • Save items under your name and access them later.
  • Have favorites, special privileges, or full administrative privileges.
  • Keep items private until you're ready to share them with another person or group or the public.

Your Identity Travels with You

Your Identity Travels with You

Your identity (named user credential) associates you with ArcGIS privileges no matter where you are. Log in to any app, on any device, anytime, and have access to all the maps, apps, data, and analysis you're entitled to. This is similar to how identity works with other familiar solutions such as Salesforce, SharePoint, and SAP.


Unlock Access to More Capabilities

Unlock Access to More Capabilities

As an ArcGIS named user, you can access a growing list of standard and premium capabilities:

Ready-to-Use Apps, App Builders, and Connectors

  • Collector for ArcGIS
  • Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Open Data (for publishing)
  • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (for building apps)
  • Esri Maps for Office
  • Esri Maps for Salesforce
  • ArcGIS Pro (if you are entitled to do so)

Improved Administrative Capabilities

  • An efficient, flexible licensing method that can be applied across the entire organisation
  • A means of gathering user-level reporting and metrics on usage
  • The ability to ensure users have the software and privileges they need
  • A way to identify authoritative users and their content
  • Oversight of how named users interact with the platform, forums, and Esri staff

How It Works

How It Works

As a named user, you get access to a comprehensive suite of apps and maps that you can use in your day-to-day work. The same is true for premium apps, such as ArcGIS Pro and Esri Business Analyst Online, and even Esri partner apps.

As you log in to the apps with your named user credentials, your identity gives you access to your maps, which allows you to be productive immediately.


One Login Unlocks Everything!

One Login Unlocks Everything!

Because ArcGIS supports the notion of identity, you can tie into other identity management systems. For example, you can connect ArcGIS to single sign-on systems. Just log in once to have access to everything your organisation allows you to access, including ArcGIS.

Learn how your named user identity works for you with a free ArcGIS Online trial.

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