Deploying Portal for ArcGIS

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What is this course about?

Esri Singapore's advanced GIS training course for experienced users of ArcGIS for Server, who want to focus on managing Portal for ArcGIS. Learn recommended workflows and best practices to install, configure, and deploy Portal for ArcGIS to meet your organisation's need for private, secure geospatial content sharing. This course introduces Portal for ArcGIS components and architecture models that support web GIS workflows, including techniques to ensure portal security and high availability.

This course is for: ArcGIS for Server administrators who need to set up and configure a private organisational portal that provides secure access to geospatial data, maps, and apps.

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Course details


960.00 SGD




2 days




Server and Web Course

CPD points

Safety measures for training courses

While courses in our training facility have resumed, we want to assure you that the wellbeing of our trainees and staff remains Esri Singapore’s highest priority.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, strict safety measures and guidelines as recommended by the Ministry of Health are being adhered to for all training conducted.

All computer equipment and desks are disinfected before class commences and during the lunch break, while seats are placed and marked at least 1-metre apart, in accordance with official Safe Distance Measures.

Masks are mandatory throughout training, and alcohol hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial wet wipes will be available.

Your temperature will be taken before commencement. For your safety, you will be asked to return home and see a doc if your temperature exceeds 37.5deg.

An isolation room has been prepared for trainees to rest in if they are feeling unwell and awaiting transportation.

Are there any prerequisites?

Completion of ArcGIS for Server: Site Configuration and Administration or equivalent knowledge is required

What skills will I learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Install, configure, and license Portal for ArcGIS software
  • Create and manage user accounts and configure enterprise authentication
  • Create enterprise groups to efficiently organise and manage access to portal content
  • Publish ArcGIS services to validate the portal configuration
  • Integrate a portal with an ArcGIS Server site to add capabilities and simplify user access and content publishing workflows
  • Apply techniques to optimise the performance of your organisation's portal

What can I expect?

  • Course topics

    Understanding Web GIS

    • Evolution of GIS
    • Portal for ArcGIS enables a Web GIS
    • ArcGIS for Server evolution
    • Evaluate the ArcGIS infrastructure 

    Performing the initial configuration of your portal

    • Why does ArcGIS offer two GIS portals?
    • Comparing ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS functionality
    • Perform the initial configuration of your portal

    Using built-in accounts with your portal

    • User privileges hierarchy
    • Levels of portal sharing
    • Community versus identity security models
    • Portal licensing model
    • Work with Portal for ArcGIS built-in users

    Leveraging enterprise accounts in Portal for ArcGIS with IWA

    • Why should you care about IWA?
    • IWA configuration steps
    • Leveraging enterprise groups from Portal for ArcGIS
    • Portal best security practices
    • Configure single sign-on with IWA

    Integrating ArcGIS for Server with Portal for ArcGIS through federation

    • Portal for ArcGIS subsumes ArcGIS for Server security
    • When to federate or not to federate
    • Federate stand-alone servers under Portal for ArcGIS
    • Federate ArcGIS for Server

    Implementing a hosting server

    • Designate a federated server as the hosting server
    • Leverage a single site for development and testing
    • Complete a Web GIS configuration 

    Applying Web GIS workflows

    • Multiple portals: Distributed Web GIS
    • Web GIG deployment options
    • Requirements for portal analysis
    • Portal Analysis
    • Share content using ArcGIS Pro

    Minimising downtime and data loss

    • Back up a Web GIS
    • Back up and restore considerations
    • Use the webgisdr tool

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