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What's new in users, groups, and items

Listed below are new and updated resources and operations that have been added at each release.

ArcGIS Online - June 2021

New item types

  • Insights Workbook Package — This item type is an exportable file containing allaspects of an Insights workbook. All pages, data, models, and themes are included in the package exactly as they appear in the original workbook. This item type is only applicable to ArcGIS Online Organizations.
  • Apache Parquet — This item type is a highly compressed column-oriented tabular, non-spatial storage and sharing format. This item type is only applicable to ArcGIS Online Organizations.
  • OGCFeatureServer — This is an OGC Feature Service. This item type is only applicable to ArcGIS Online Organizations.

New privileges

The following user privileges have been added to the Privileges topic:

  • portal:user:invitePartneredCollaborationMembers — Grants the ability to invite members from partnered collaboration organizations to groups.
  • portal:user:addExternalMembersToGroup — Grants the ability to create groups that allow members from other organizations, as well as invite external members to groups.

Pagination change to user content

  • The user content (sharing/rest/content/users/username) resource supports optional num and start parameters. Previously, if neither the num or start parameter were included, the resource would return all items in a folder. With the June 2021 ArcGIS Online update, if the num or start parameters are not provided, the results are paginated and will display 1000 items per page by default. This value cannot be modified.

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9

Updated operations and resources

  • The Import Group Content operation has been updated to include two new parameters: folderID and folderOwnerUsername.
  • A new property, bidirectionalSyncCapable, has been added as a response property for the Collaboration Workspaces and Collaboration Workspace resources. This value will be returned as true when a new workspace is created at 10.9. If a workspace has been upgraded to 10.9, this property will be false.
  • The Update Portal Group Link operation has been updated to include a new parameter: enableFeatureServiceBidirectionalSync.
  • Scheduled tasks are now supported for ArcGIS Workflow Manager and Scene services.
  • The Publish operation now supports publishing map, image, and vector tile layers. Previous to 10.9, the only supported services for this operation were scene services.

ArcGIS Online - April 2021

Table of contents

The sharing API table of contents has been reorganized to make it easier to find information. Topics are now organized by the structure of the URL of the resource or operation.

For example, the previous section "Content - Group Content", has been updated to reflect the URL structure of that resource and its child endpoints as "/content/groups/[groupID]". The topics have been sorted by their URL structure, to better demonstrate the relationship between endpoints. For example, under the ".../[username]/items/[itemID]/proxies" section, the topics Delete and Update have been renamed to "/[proxyID]/delete" and "/[proxyID]/update" so that the relationship between the topics and its related endpoints can be easily determined.

In addition, endpoints that share the same name (for example, endpoint /register) have been given additional contextual phrases to differentiate among them. For example, the topic for registering a server is called "/register (server)" with the (server) context appended, in order to differentiate it from other register end points such as registering IDP "/register (idp)" and registering federation "/register (federation)".

Also, a new conceptual hierarchy page has been added to group endpoints together based on the conceptual relationship between endpoints.


Topic information has also been improved. Each topic has had their titles updated to reflect both the true endpoint name and its user-friendly alias. For example, the topic name for "Check Service Name" has been updated to "/isServiceNameAvailable: Check Service Name". Also, the URL section, located at the top of each endpoint topic, has been updated to show the full path. Additionally, the example usage sections have been moved to the top of each topic, so they are now readily available next to the URL section.

New item types

  • Earth Configuration— This item is used to create custom settings in ArcGIS Earth. It can be uploaded through Add item dialog in My content and shared within Organization with qualified accounts and user types. This item type is only applicable to ArcGIS Online Organizations.

New operations and resources

  • Reports— The reports operation is to generate the reports of the overall usage of the organizations. Reports define organization usage metrics in one place for the day, week, or month. Administrators can monitor who is using which services, consuming how much credits and storage within certain time period.

ArcGIS Online - December 2020

New item types

  • Web AppBuilder Widget— A custom widget (available via marketplace) is a configurable and shareable functional unit for use in ArcGIS Web AppBuilder. It will allow administrators to enable the use of a custom widget in Web AppBuilder UI so an organization can leverage the ArcGIS Online platform to host their applications. This item type is only applicable to ArcGIS Online organizations.

New relationship types

  • APIKey2Item— Models the association of API keys to an item on the ArcGIS for Developers item pages. This relationship type is only applicable to ArcGIS Online organizations.
  • Solution2Item— Models the association of Solution to the items created as part of the Solution. This relationship type is only applicable to ArcGIS Online organizations.

Update operations and resources

  • Publish item has been updated to include new CSV publish parameter candidateFieldsType.

ArcGIS Online - September 2020

New operation

  • Copy item—The copy item operation (POST only) creates a new item that is a copy of the original item on the server side.

New item types

  • StoryMap Theme—A set of fonts, colors, block styles, and other design elements that define the appearance of a StoryMap. This item is only applicable to ArcGIS Online organizations.
  • Hub Event—A central premium capability within ArcGIS Hub Premium, empowering customers and their trusted community members to create, edit, and manage in-person / online events. This item is only applicable to ArcGIS Online organizations.

New relationship types

  • Theme2Story—Models the association between a StoryMap Theme and the StoryMaps that use that theme. The relationship can be queried in either direction. This item is only applicable to ArcGIS Online organizations.
  • WebStyle2DesktopStyle—Models the association of Web Style to Desktop Style that is used to publish the Web Style. This item is only applicable to ArcGIS Online organizations.

Updated operations and resources


Version Management Privilege

The version management privilege (features:user:manageVersions) has been added to the selection of User privileges that can be assigned to organization members through custom roles. Users assigned this privilege will have the ability to manage version locks as well as view, alter, delete, edit, reconcile, and post to all branch versions accessed through ArcGIS Server feature layers.

Help Base

Administrators, with the appropriate privileges, will be able to update the help source option for your organization. The helpBase property can be updated to determine whether the help is derived from a locally installed source or via the web help ( when internet access is available. By default, helpBase is set to use the local, installed source. For more information on this property and how to update it, see Update portal.

Schedule Notebooks

Administrators and notebook authors with the Schedule Notebook privilege can now schedule ArcGIS Notebooks to run remotely at a scheduled time, either once or on a recurring basis through the Sharing API. The following operations and resources have been added to help in task creation and management:

  • All Scheduled Tasks (Organization)—This resource returns a list of all scheduled tasks that exist within your organization.
  • All User Scheduled Tasks—This resource returns a list of all scheduled tasks owned by a user.
  • Get Specific Task—This resource returns information on a specific scheduled task, such as it's title, additional task parameters, and schedule.
  • Create New Scheduled Task—This operation creates a new scheduled task for either ArcGIS Notebooks or Insights workbook.
  • Delete Task—This operation deletes a previously configured task, preventing any additional runs and removing any associated resource files associated with the item.
  • Disable Task—This operation disables a task, making it inactive and preventing any additional runs from being performed.
  • Edit Existing Task—This operation edits a current task. Changes made to the task will go into effect during the next scheduled run.
  • Enable Task—This operation reenables a task that had previously been disabled, allowing for the task to continue performing it's scheduled runs.
  • Runs for Task—This resource returns a list of all the runs that have been executed for a specific task.
  • Delete Run—This operation deletes a run, removing any resource files associated with the item.
  • Edit Run—This operation updates a run, allowing for elements such as the run status to be updated.

New item types

  • Web Experience Template—An experience template item that contains a pattern or blueprint of Web Experiences created from ArcGIS Experience Builder.
  • Hub Initiative Template—A package of multiple Solutions oriented at a specific project or goal. This item type is only applicable to ArcGIS Online organizations
  • Mission—A collection of portal items that provides a focused user experience when working with ArcGIS Mission.
  • Export Package—A package tat allows administrators or group owners to export a group, and its content, into a downloadable package.

New operations and resources

  • Export Group Content allows administrators to extract all supported items, or a set of supported items, from a group and export them into an export package (.epk) that can be uploaded and have it's contents imported and published into another ArcGIS Enterprise organization's group.
  • Import Group Content allows administrators to import items from an export package, which results from the Export operation, and adds all supported content items from the package to the selected group. When these items are added, their item IDs are maintained and associated URLs from the originating portal are swizzled in order to ensure they function in the new organization.
  • Describe Data Store allows for initial and incremental discovery of a data store's content. The result of the operation is a list of content available from either the root folder of the data store or in folders that are available off of the root.
  • Publish Datasets publishes services, by reference, from specified datasets in a data store. Currently, this operation only supports publishing scene services.

Updated operations and resources


Licensing updates

User type extensions provide members of your organization access to Utility Network and Parcel Fabric functionalities. The GIS Professional Standard and GIS Professional Advanced user types include both the Utility Network and Parcel Fabric extensions. The Parcel Fabric extension can be included as an add-on for user types with at least the capability to view and edit data such as Editor, Field Worker, Creator and GIS Professional Basic user types. The Utility Network extension is compatible with all user types. You can view a user's user type, user type extensions, and add-on applications through the User License Type and Provisioned Listings resources.

New member defaults

In June 2019 for ArcGIS Online, and starting at ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8, organizations now have the ability to set new member defaults for users who create their own built-in accounts, are added to the organization by an administrator, or are added through automatic account creation. Previously, new member defaults were set through the Portal Admin API or from the Roles tab in the Organization Settings of the portal. Now, new member defaults are configurable only from the Set User Default Settings operation or from the New Member Defaults tab in the Organization Settings of the portal.

New operations and resources

  • Delete Service Proxy Config remove Viewer credentials saved on the collaboration workspace. These credentials will be removed from all services after the next synchronization.
  • Organization Settings returns the portal's current configuration as it would be seen by the user.
  • Set User Default Settings allows administrators to configure and edit their new member defaults.
  • Update Organization Settings allows administrators to set and configure access notices and information banners.
  • Update Service Proxy Config adds Viewer credentials to services copied by reference in distributed collaborations. This allows recipients to access the shared content without requiring credentials from the originating portal. Services shared before the credentials were set will be updated during the next synchronization to include this information.
  • User Default Settings returns the organization's stored new member default settings.


New operations and resources

Beginning with 10.7.1, you can publish layers in bulk from a data store item in the Enterprise portal. The following operations allow you to manage layers published from your data store:

  • Add to Server—Registers a data store to ArcGIS Server. This operation also allows you to bind your data store to an additional federated server or servers.
  • All Datasets—Provides access to bulk publishing operations.
  • Delete Layers—Deletes all layers published from the data store.
  • Get Layers—Returns a list of layers published in bulk from a data store.
  • Get Servers for Data Store—Returns a list of servers to which a given data store has been registered.
  • Publish Layers—Publishes or syncs the datasets from a data store on ArcGIS Server, resulting in at least one layer per dataset.
  • Refresh Server—Propagates changes from your data store registration information to ArcGIS Server.
  • Remove from Server—Unregisters a specified data store from ArcGIS Server.
  • Validate Datastore—Ensures that ArcGIS Server can connect and use the datasets stored in a given data store.


New operations and resources

At 10.7, ArcGIS Enterprise portals support webhooks. A webhook is a mechanism that allows an app to provide other apps with event-driven information. As a portal administrator, you can create, manage, and configure webhooks using the following operations:

Distributed collaboration now supports the Pause and Resume operations. The Pause operation suspends a scheduled job for synchronized items in a collaboration workspace, and Resume restarts a scheduled job for synchronized items in a collaboration workspace.

Licensing updates

User types replace member levels as a flexible way to license capabilities and apps in ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online. User types allow organizations to allocate identity, privileges, and apps to align with the needs of members. You can view a user's user type, as well as their add-on apps and app bundles, through the User License Type, Provisioned Listings, and User App Bundles resources.

Updated operations and resources