user authentication

User authentication is a type of authentication that allows users with an ArcGIS account to sign into an application and allow it to access ArcGIS content, services, and resources on their behalf. The typical authorization protocol used is OAuth2.0. When a user signs into an application, an access token is granted that authorizes the application to access services and content on their behalf. The resources and functionality available to the application depend on the user type, roles, and privileges of the user's ArcGIS account. This authentication type was previously known as Named user login and ArcGIS identity.

To view all of the workflows available, go to the Mapping APIs and location services guide.

User authentication

Also known as

  • ArcGIS identity
  • named user login

Related terms

  • access token
  • ArcGIS account
  • ArcGIS organization
  • application credentials
  • location service

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