Portals, items, users, and groups

A portal is a secure gateway for creating, managing, and sharing geographic information. You can use it to store and manage different types of content such as maps, layers, tools, applications, files, services, or notebooks.

Developers can use data management tools and the REST API to build applications to access a portal. The applications can create and publish content, search for content, share maps and layers, manage users and groups, and perform many other tasks to support data management and content sharing workflows.

This guide discusses how to use tools and the REST API to build applications that access and share resources in a portal.

Get started

Sign up for an account to access a portal.


Learn how to create, manage, and access portal items.


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