Knowledge Base Tip – How to Change ArcGIS Web Map Service URLs From HTTP to HTTPS

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. 

The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. Admin Tools Pro enables users to change Web Map Service URLs and this KBase tip explains more.

what is https?

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The following is a workflow that requires the Admin Tools Pro version to change Web Map Service URLs:

  1. In the Items category, under the Update section, select the “Find and Replace Web Maps Services URLs” tool.
  2. In the “Find” text box, enter “http:” (make sure to include the colon, to avoid false-flagging the “http” in https).
  3. In the “Replace With” text box, enter “https:” (again, making sure to include the colon).
  4. Click the Next button and select any items you wish to update.
  5. Again, click the Next  button, confirm that your selections are correct and press the Done button.
  6. Your Web Map Service URLs should now be updated to be https.

Tip: use the same work flow to change https to http.

This Tip is archived in our Knowledge Base.

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