Introduction to content management

To store and manage content in the cloud for your applications, you can use the ArcGIS portal. You can store geospatial content, such as maps, scenes, layers, and services, application configurations for templates and builders, and files, such as Microsoft Word and PDF documents. You can access the portal with interactive tools, such as ArcGIS Online and the developer dashboard, or build custom applications that access the portal service. Once content is stored in the portal, you can also build content-driven applications that easily access and display maps, scenes, and data from services. All content is secure and can be private, shared publicly, or shared with specific groups of users. Learn how to perform these oprations in the topics below.

Search the ArcGIS portal for different types of public or private content.


Get started

Learn how to build applications with the ArcGIS portal.


Create, manage, and access different types of content in the portal.


Query and search for items in the portal.


Find and manage users in the portal.


Find and manage groups in the portal.


Use tools to create different types of content and build content-driven applications.

Web maps

Web scenes

Feature layers

Vector tile layers

Basemap layers


Portal service

Store, manage, and access private and public content.

API support

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  • 1. Limited operations, use HTTP requests.
  • 2. Access via ArcGIS REST JS.


Use tools to access the portal and create and manage content for applications.

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