New Levels, Roles and Privileges in ArcGIS

With the roll-out of ArcGIS 10.5 comes a pretty major update to the concept of user names, roles, and privileges. This is a big leap forward as these changes will affect and determine the ability of individual organization members to access and work with content in different ways depends on the privileges they have in the org.

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Simply put, Organizations can use, create, and share a wide range of geographic content, including maps, scenes, apps, layers, and analytics. Levels allow organizations to control the scope of privileges that can be assigned to members through roles. Thanks to the documentation from Esri, lets look a little closer at the various options:


Organizations use levels to allocate accounts based on the privileges that members need. The level determines which privileges are available to the member. ArcGIS offers two levels of membership, Level 1 (for members who only need privileges to view content) and Level 2 (for members who need to view, create, and share content and own groups).


A role defines the set of privileges assigned to a member. Privileges are assigned to members through a default role or a custom role. Members are assigned a role when they are invited to the organization


Privileges allow organization members to perform different tasks and workflows in an organization. Members who perform specific tasks within the organization can be assigned the general privileges they need to work and share with groups, content, and features. The “super” user within your org can be assigned Administrator privileges.

See more on levels, roles, and privileges 

ArcGIS Online administrators can now more easily control the content a user can access. New privileges allow administrators to decide who should have view-only access to organization members, content shared within the organization, and groups shared with the organization and even Linked user Accounts – Reminder, Administrators can get even more functionality using Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online!

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