Other user authentication workflows

There are two additional methods you can use to authenticate ArcGIS Enterprise users. Both methods require additional ArcGIS Enterprise configuration and the use of ArcGIS APIs for your client-side integration.

HTTP / Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA)Public key infrastructure (PKI)
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    HTTP / Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA)

    Also known as HTTP basic, HTTP digest, or Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA); resources are protected by a username + password set on the service and prompted by browser pop-up or session cookie. This method manages user login through Microsoft Windows Active Directory and the user typically manually enters their username + password.

    To use Integrated Window Authentication, you will need to configure it in ArcGIS Enterprise.

    Public key infrastructure (PKI)

    Public key infrastructure (PKI) uses a mathematical cryptography technique to generate a pair of public / private digital keys representing a user, application, or organization. Users authenticate themselves by presenting their digital keys (an automated process handled by the app or web service) and are never issued a username or password. This encrypted value is the only required security measure. Public and private digital keys support authentication and secure communication over insecure networks.

    To use PKI, you need to configure it in ArcGIS Enterprise using either Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) or Windows Active Directory.

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