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How To: Determine if ArcGIS server services are public or internal-facing in Collector for ArcGIS from an iOS or Android device

Summary

The instructions provided describe how to determine whether an ArcGIS Server service is public or internal-facing in Collector for ArcGIS. Only public-facing services can be accessed over a cellular network in Collector for ArcGIS.

The following scenarios occur if internal-facing services are accessed over a cellular network.

Procedure

  • For iOS using a cellular network

    1. Open Collector for ArcGIS on an iOS device.
    2. Click on a web map. An error occurs.

    If an internal-facing service is accessed over a cellular network on an iOS device and error occurs when trying to open the web map in Collector. The error states: "Layer Not Loaded, unable to layer 'Name of Service'. A server with the specified hostname could not be found."
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  • For Android using a cellular network

    1. Open Collector for ArcGIS on an Android device.
    2. Click on a web map. Data does not display.

    If an internal-facing service is accessed over a cellular network on an Android device, no error message are returned. However, no layers are loaded in the web map. When the layers are viewed they are inactive ('grayed out').
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