Embed widget

The Embed widget allows you to embed website content using a URL or code for additional custom functionality.


Use this widget to support app design requirements such as the following:

  • You have a requirement to provide additional information from a website based on the selection of a feature. The feature layer contains a field with URLs to websites that you want to embed once a user selects a feature on the map or clicks a button to see more information for that feature.
  • You want to embed a dashboard in your app and allow users to append a URL parameter to the end of the web experience URL to change the current view of the dashboard (such as to show data for a specific region).
  • You want to embed content using HTML code (such as a website) or copy the code from a sample (such as point clustering).

Usage notes

To create a dynamic URL using URL parameters, save and reload your app with the URL parameter you want to use, so you can select a corresponding key in the URL info window. At run time, the Embed widget finds and matches the name of the specified URL info with the URL parameters added to the host app's URL and resolves the URL using the corresponding value to display the embedded app.


The Embed widget includes the following settings:

  • Embed by—Choose to embed by URL or code.

    • URL—Embed a website with a static URL or use the following options to form a dynamic URL:

      • Connect to data—Select a layer as the data source (added from web maps, web scenes, direct layer, or through URL) and click the Data button to select an attribute that contains URLs or to add to an existing URL as parameters. Use the Label field to display a description in the widget when it is not populated by the contents of a URL in the data.

      • URL info—Obtain URL parameters that you add as a suffix to your app URL in the builder. Configure a dynamic URL to pass URL parameters from the Embed widget to the embedded app so users can add URL parameters to the web experience URL at run time to control what appears in the embedded app.

    • Code—Add your own custom HTML code to embed third-party elements in your experience.

      To meet compliance requirements, the widget restricts what content you can embed by code. Currently, the widget supports URL content in an HTML iframe, code shared from a selection of popular social media websites, and a subset of HTML tags and attributes. The following is a list of supported HTML formats:

      Standard HTML iframe with URL contentjs <iframe width="100%" height="600px" frameborder="0" scrolling="yes" marginheight="" marginwidth="" src="https://developers.arcgis.com/"></iframe>
      YouTubejs <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pNrsd5naN7U" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Auto refresh—Set a custom time interval (in minutes) to automatically refresh the embedded content in the Embed widget. The minimum value you can set is 0.2 minutes (12 seconds).

Configure a dynamic URL

Complete the following steps to obtain URL parameters from your web experience that you can pass to an embedded app:

  1. Add an Embed widget and save.

  2. In the address bar of the browser window, add the URL parameter to your web experience URL and press Enter to reload the page.

    Once the builder reloads with the URL parameter, the URL info button displays its key to build a dynamic URL.

  3. In the Embed by URL input box, paste the URL for the app you want to embed.

  4. At the end of the embed URL, type the URL parameter (such as ?state= ).

  5. Click the URL info button and select the corresponding key to complete the dynamic URL.

    The following is an example dynamic URL for an embedded dashboard:

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    https://<your portal url>/apps/dashboards/index.html#/<id>?state={appURL.search.state}

Share authentication

Some web applications prompt users to sign in with an ArcGIS account. An app might require login because of its share settings, because the app includes widgets that use premium content, or for other reasons.

If you want to embed an ArcGIS web app in your Experience Builder app, and both require login, you can add the arcgis-auth-origin and arcgis-auth-portal URL parameters to share authentication between both apps so users only need to sign in once.

To embed a private Experience Builder app in another Experience Builder app, use ?arcgis-auth-origin= to define the host app domain URL for authentication. The following is an example:

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https://<orgdomain>/experience/<AppID>/?arcgis-auth-origin=<your host app domain, such as https://localhost:3001>

To embed a JavaScript API-based app, such as a Web AppBuilder app, use the ?arcgis-auth-origin= for the host app domain authentication and ?arcgis-auth-portal= for the JavaScript API based app's domain authentication. The following is an example:

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https://<orgdomain>/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=<appID>&arcgis-auth-origin=<your host app domain, such as https://localhost:3001>&arcgis-auth-portal=<orgA URL>
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