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Update Content Configuration


This operation allows an administrator to enable or disable external content discovery from the portal website.

Because some Esri-provided content requires external access to the internet, an administrator may choose to disable the content to prevent requests to ArcGIS Online resources. When disabling the content, a select group of items will be disabled:

  • All basemaps owned by "esri_[lang]"
  • All content owned by "esri_nav"
  • All content owned by "esri"

For steps on how to disable ArcGIS Online utility services orArcGIS Living Atlas content, see the Configure utility services and Configure Living Atlas resources in the Portal Administration guide.

When external content is disabled, System Languages are also disabled.

Request parameters


Determines whether a set of Esri-provided content that requires external access to the internet is enabled. The default is true.

Values: true | false

Example usage

Below is a sample POST request for update:

POST /webadaptor/portaladmin/system/content/configuration HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: []