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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

Summary

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.

Note:
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.

Procedure

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.
Note:
To disable, set the key Value data to 0, or remove the key. 
Note:
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​​:
https://webadaptorhost.domain.com/webadaptorname/portaladmin/
  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.
{
"appId":"arcgispro",
"redirectURIs":["urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob","arcgis-pro://auth/"]
}
Note:
If the portal is configured with Named User licenses for ArcGIS Pro, the redirect URI must also be registered for app ID arcgisprodesktop.
Note:
The option to sign in using a browser is expected to be supported directly from the interface in ArcGIS Pro 2.8.

Related Information

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