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Configure ArcGIS Mission Server with an ArcGIS Enterprise portal

After installing ArcGIS Mission Server, creating a server site, and registering ArcGIS Web Adaptor, you can configure the site with an ArcGIS Enterprise portal. You must federate the server site with the portal and designate it as the portal's ArcGIS Mission Server.

Federate the ArcGIS Mission Server site with the portal

You must federate the ArcGIS Mission Server site so that ArcGIS Mission Server can authenticate ArcGIS Enterprise portal users and allow them to participate in missions, which are portal items.


ArcGIS Mission Server cannot function as the hosting server for a portal; you must have already federated an ArcGIS Server and designated it as the portal's hosting server. When you federate an ArcGIS Mission Server site with the portal, ensure that the portal and the hosting server are running ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8 or later.

Federating an ArcGIS Mission Server site with your portal integrates the security and sharing models of your portal with those of the server site. When you federate, the portal's identity store controls access to the server, which is determined by portal members, roles, and permissions.

To federate an ArcGIS Mission Server site with your portal, complete the following steps:

  1. If you're federating an ArcGIS Mission Server that uses a wildcard security certificate, import the root certificate into your portal before federating.

    If the portal only has a domain certificate for the federated server, it cannot validate the certificate CNAME, publish services, or perform some other operations.

  2. Sign in to the Portal for ArcGIS website as an administrator and go to Organization > Settings > Servers.

    You must connect to the ArcGIS Enterprise portal through the ArcGIS Web Adaptor URL (such as Do not use the internal URL on port 7443.

  3. Click Add Server.
  4. Provide the following information:
    1. Services URL — The URL used by external users when accessing the ArcGIS Mission Server site. If the site includes Portal for ArcGIS, the URL includes the Portal for ArcGIS address, for example, The federation operation performs a validation check to determine if the provided services URL is accessible from the server site. If the validation check fails, a warning is generated in the Portal for ArcGIS logs. However, federation will not fail if the services URL is not validated, as the URL may not be accessible from the server site, such as when the server site is behind a firewall.
    2. Administration URL—The URL used for accessing ArcGIS Server when performing administrative operations on the internal network, for example,
    3. Username—The name of the primary site administrator account you provided when installing ArcGIS Mission Server.
    4. Password—The password of the primary site administrator account.
  5. Click Add.

Designate the portal's mission server

Once your ArcGIS Mission Server site has been federated, designate it as the mission server for the portal. This allows your users to create and edit missions.

  1. Sign in to the ArcGIS Enterprise portal as an administrator of your organization.
  2. Click Organization at the top of the site.
  3. Click Edit Settings.
  4. Click Servers.
  5. At the bottom of the Servers page, locate the Mission Server row. Click the drop-down list and select your ArcGIS Mission Server site.
  6. Click Save.

Designating your portal's ArcGIS Mission Server is the final step in the installation process. Your portal administrator can now give users access to ArcGIS Mission Manager.