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Update (External content)



Prior to ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2, enabling or disabling external content was handled through the Update Content Configuration operation.

The update operation enables and disables access to Esri-provided content containing external URLs that reference sites and resources hosted outside of the organization. If external content is disabled, Esri content containing external URLs will be removed from the organization and will not be discoverable. This extends to any external content that would typically be included when enabling new languages for your organization; that is, when access to external content is disabled, all external content included with any added languages is also disabled.

If you enable external content, Esri content containing external URLs is added to the organization and is discoverable. By default, external content is enabled. This extends to any external content included when enabling new languages for the organization, enabling access to external content included with added languages.

Request parameters


Specifies whether the organization will allow Esri-provided external content. If true, outside resources and sites will be accessible to users in your organization. If false, access to this content will be unavailable. The default value is true.

Values: true | false


The response format. The default format is html.

Values: html | json | pjson

Example usage

The following is a sample POST request for the update operation:

POST /context/admin/system/content/externalcontent/update HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: []


JSON Response example

{"status": "success"}