Getting started with Portal for ArcGIS
These are the steps you'll follow to get Portal for ArcGIS up and running:
- Verify that your system meets the minimum requirements to install Portal for ArcGIS.
- Modify your firewall to allow communication on the ports used by Portal for ArcGIS.
- Install Portal for ArcGIS.
- Open the portal website and log in by defining the initial administrator account.
- Install the ArcGIS Web Adaptor and configure it for use with your portal. You'll use the initial administrator account or another administrator you've defined to configure the Web Adaptor.
- Secure your portal and optionally integrate ArcGIS Server with your portal.
- Create member groups and add content to your portal.
Verify that your system meets the minimum requirements
Before you install Portal for ArcGIS, you'll need to verify that your machine meets the minimum system requirements. For more information, see system requirements. For the latest system requirements, visit the ArcGIS Resources website.
Modify your firewall to allow communication on the ports used by Portal for ArcGIS
Before installing Portal for ArcGIS, you'll need to modify your firewall settings to allow communication on ports 7080, 7443, 7005, 7099, 7199, and 7654. If these ports are in use by another application, you'll need to change the application to use a different port. For more information, see Ports used by Portal for ArcGIS.
Install Portal for ArcGIS
After installing any prerequisites as detailed in the system requirements, you can begin installing the Portal for ArcGIS software. For full instructions, see Installing Portal for ArcGIS.
To learn more about how to integrate Portal for ArcGIS with your other ArcGIS components, see The portal's role in ArcGIS.
Open the portal website and log in
After you install Portal for ArcGIS, you can access the portal website. Typically, the URL to the website will be formatted like https://portal.domain.com:7443/arcgis/home. At this time, you'll need to define a user name and password to initially log in to the website. This is called the initial administrator account.
Once you've defined the initial administrator account, you'll configure the Web Adaptor with your portal, as described in the next section.
Install the ArcGIS Web Adaptor and configure it for use
The ArcGIS Web Adaptor is a required component of Portal for ArcGIS which allows you to integrate your portal with your existing web server and your organization's security mechanisms. You cannot deploy Portal for ArcGIS in your organization without the Web Adaptor. You need to install the Web Adaptor that corresponds to your web server (IIS or Java) and configure it for use with your portal. To get started, see About the ArcGIS Web Adaptor.
Once you've configured the Web Adaptor with your portal, you'll log in to portal website using the Web Adaptor URL. Typically, the URL to the website will be formatted like https://webadaptor.domain.com/arcgis/home. For example, if the machine hosting your Web Adaptor is named wa with the domain myorg.net and your Web Adaptor is named gis, the URL is https://wa.myorg.net/gis.
Once you're logged in, you can configure the portal website to showcase the geographic information important to your organization. There are options to configure general information, the home page, the gallery, the map, and security. See the topics in the section Configuring the website for instructions.
Secure your portal and optionally integrate ArcGIS Server with your portal
Organizations will most commonly use Integrated Windows Authentication to secure access to Portal for ArcGIS. This requires that the ArcGIS Web Adaptor be deployed to a Microsoft Internet Information Systems (IIS) web server. See Using Integrated Windows Authentication with your portal to get started. If you will not be using Integrated Windows Authentication, see About configuring portal authentication to learn more about other authentication options.
Optionally, you can integrate your organization's ArcGIS Server site with your portal. This provides many benefits, such as helping you organize your services into web maps and controlling access to your services through portal roles. To learn more, see About using your portal with ArcGIS Server.
Create member groups and add content
After securing your portal, you should create groups that members can join and add some content they can initially interact with. To learn more about groups, see Managing groups. To learn how to add content and services to the portal, click the Help link at the top of the website and expand the Adding items or Publishing and using hosted services book.