How To: Sign in to an ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise account using a web browser instead of the built-in sign in dialog in ArcGIS Pro


In ArcGIS Pro version 2.7.2, it is possible to sign in to an ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise account using a web browser instead of the built-in sign in dialog, if the organization uses built-in or SAML-based authentication.

A registry key can be set to redirect sign in workflows to a web browser automatically. To sign in to an ArcGIS Enterprise portal version 10.8.1 or earlier using this method, portal administrators must register a redirect URI for ArcGIS Pro with the portal.

Users blocking Chromium or using sign in strategies not supported by the built-in sign in dialog may need to implement this strategy to sign in to portal through ArcGIS Pro.


Set ArcGIS Pro to sign in using a browser.

  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit in the Open box, and click OK.
  3. Browse to the following registry key:​​​​​​
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ESRI\ArcGIS Online For Pro\SignIn
  1. Right-click SignIn, and click New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  2. Name the key SignInFromBrowser.
  3. Right-click the newly created key, and click Modify.
  4. In the Value data field, enter 1, and click OK.
To disable, set the key Value data to 0, or remove the key. 
Step 8 is necessary for deployments configured with ArcGIS Enterprise. No further configuration is required for ArcGIS Online connections.
  1. Provide a redirect URI for ArcGIS Pro in the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1 portal or earlier versions.
    1. Navigate to Portal Administrator Directory. The default URL format is​​:
  1. Log in with an administrator account.
  2. Navigate to Home > Security > OAuth > Update App Info.
  3. In the App Info field, enter the following, and click Update App.
If the portal is configured with Named User licenses for ArcGIS Pro, the redirect URI must also be registered for app ID arcgisprodesktop.
The option to sign in using a browser is expected to be supported directly from the interface in ArcGIS Pro 2.8.

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Last Published: 10/3/2021

Article ID: 000025205

Software: ArcGIS Pro 2.7.4, 2.7.3, 2.7.2, 2.7.1, 2.7