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FAQ: Is it possible to restrict the amount of attribute information shared when sharing a web map publicly?

Question

Is it possible to restrict the amount of attribute information shared when sharing a web map publicly?

Answer

No, it is not possible to restrict the amount of attribute information shared when sharing a web map publicly. The whole attribute information appears in the layer attribute table and is accessible to the public when the web map is shared publicly. However, it is possible to create a web app from a web map with restricted attribute information using ArcGIS Online Basic Viewer or ArcGIS Online Simple Map Viewer.

Note:
Before sharing as a web app, identify the attributes to share in the web map, and configure the pop-up window.

• To selectively choose the attributes to share, configure pop-ups to only include the selected attributes. 

  Select a list of attributes to show.

• To only share an attribute, select the attribute to show as the Pop-up Title and select No attribute information in Display.

  Select only an attribute to show.

• To hide the whole attribute information, hide the pop-up in ArcGIS Online map viewer by unchecking the Show Pop-ups check box.

  Hide the pop-up windows.
Using ArcGIS Online Basic Viewer
  1. In the web map, click the Share button This is the Share button..
  2. In the Share dialog box, check the Everyone (public) check box, and click CREATE A WEB APP.

    This is the Share dialog box.
     
  3. In the Create A New Web App window, select Basic Viewer > CREATE WEB APP.

    Select the Basic Viewer template.
     
  4. Fill in the details in the Create a New Web App window, and click Done.
  5. If necessary, fill in additional details, and configure the web app. Click Save.
  6. Click the Share widget to share the web app or to retrieve the link.

    This is the Share widget.
Using ArcGIS Online Simple Map Viewer
  1. In the web map, click the Share button This is the Share button..
  2. In the Share dialog box, check the Everyone (public) check box, and click CREATE A WEB APP.
  3. In the Create A New Web App window, select Simple Map Viewer > CREATE WEB APP.

    Select the Simple Map Viewer template.
  4. Fill in the details in the Create a New Web App window, and click Done.
  5. If necessary, fill in additional details, and configure the web app. Click Save.
Note:
To publish the map from ArcMap with restricted attribute information, publish as a map service or as tile layers in ArcGIS Online. When publishing as tile layers, only the features without any attribute information appear in the web map.

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