Making a user connection to ArcGIS Server in ArcCatalog
Follow the steps below to add user connections to ArcGIS Server in either ArcCatalog or the Catalog window in ArcMap.
- Double-click the GIS Servers node in the Catalog tree.
- Double-click Add ArcGIS Server.
- Choose Use GIS Services and click Next.
Choose the connection type and the server you want to connect to.
- If you are connecting to a server on the LAN, choose Local and type the name of the server you want to connect to. While your GIS server can be configured across several machines, the server machine you should specify is the one that's running the server object manager (SOM).
If you are connecting to a server through the Internet, choose Internet and type the URL of the server or folder you want to connect to. The URL will be formatted as follows: http://<server name>/<instance name>/services (for example: http://myServer/arcgis/services).
You also need to type a name and password if the server administrator has enabled security.Note:
A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection is recommended if users will be transmitting user names and passwords to your server.