When users are assigned a Publisher role in a federated server and Portal for ArcGIS environment, those users are not able to view or see other services published to ArcGIS Server. This can be seen in ArcGIS Server Manager and also through server connections in ArcMap/ArcCatalog. Users assigned to Publisher roles can only see their own published services regardless of security. This happens even if services are completely unsecured and shared with everyone. When making a User connection (even with no credentials) in ArcGIS for Desktop, users are able to see all unsecured services.
Last Published: May 12, 2015ArcGIS for Server
Bug ID Number
February 18, 2015
February 15, 2023
ArcGIS for Server
Operating System Version
2008 R2 64 Bit
Will Not Be Addressed
The development team has considered the issue or request and concluded it will not be addressed. The issue's Additional Information section may contain further explanation.
This is an expected behavior that occurs because of the restricted privileges granted to a Publisher when accessing a federated server.