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Problem: Esri_Anonymous is displayed in the attribute field when Editor tracking is enabled

Description

When adding a feature service, published by ArcGIS for Server, to an ArcGIS Online web map for data collectors via the Collector for ArcGIS application in offline mode, 'Esri_Anonymous' is displayed in the attribute field for the last edited user.
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Cause

Editor tracking in ArcGIS for Server is not designed to transfer ArcGIS Online user account details and can only retrieve ArcGIS for Server user details. This is a known limitation that the system was not designed to accommodate.

Solution or Workaround

Use one of the following workarounds:

  • Use a secured feature service: publish a feature service to ArcGIS for Server, and use the built-in security to secure the feature service with the ArcGIS for Server user name and password details. Opening a secured feature service in a web map requires the user name and password to access the feature service and this transfers the secure user details from ArcGIS for Server.
  • Use an ArcGIS Online hosted service: publish a hosted feature service to ArcGIS Online and enable Editor tracking. The hosted feature service tracks the ArcGIS Online user, but any edits made are only reflected in ArcGIS Online.

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