Unable to establish connection to

Last Published: December 21, 2023

Error Message

When attempting to log in to ArcGIS Pro with an ArcGIS Online Named User account, the following error is returned:

Unable to establish connection to


There are several causes for this error, among them are:

  • Internet Explorer is outdated. This applies to systems running ArcGIS Pro 2.5 and below.
  • TLS 1.2 is disabled.
  • ArcGIS Online sites are not listed in the organization's allow list.
  • The organization's Group Policy (GPO) is preventing the software from running correctly.
  • Incorrect network adapter settings in Windows.

Solution or Workaround

Depending on the cause, perform any of the listed workarounds below.

Update Internet Explorer

For systems running ArcGIS Pro 2.5 and below, update to Internet Explorer 11. For more information on updating Internet Explorer, refer to Microsoft: Run the latest version of Internet Explorer 11.

Enable TLS

  1. Launch Internet Explorer 11.
  2. Click Tools in the upper-right corner of the window, and select Internet Options.
  3. In the Internet Options window, click the Advanced tab.
  4. Scroll down to Security, and check the Use TLS 1.0, Use TLS 1.1, and Use TLS 1.2 checkboxes. Click Apply > OK.

Add ArcGIS Online sites to the organization's allow list

Add the following sites to the allow list:

This may require the assistance of the organization's IT department.

Add ArcGIS Pro to the allow list in the Group Policy (GPO) settings

Group Policy settings may prevent ArcGIS Pro from running smoothly. Ensure ArcGIS Pro is added to the allow list in the Group Policy and firewall settings. This is done by the organization's IT department.

Adjusting LAN Settings

  1. Open Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings.
  2. Make sure that the Automatically detect settings box is checked.
  3. Uncheck the Use automatic configuration script box.
  4. Click Apply and OK.

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