Creating a new Web application in Manager

To create a new Web application, you need to be logged in to Manager using an account that belongs to the system Administrator group on the Web server machine.

Once you've logged in to Manager, follow these steps to start creating an application:

  1. Click the Applications tab and click Web Applications.
  2. Choose one of the following:
    • If you want to copy an existing Web application, find the application in the list and click the plus sign (+) to expand it. You'll see a Copy button that will allow you to copy the application.
    • If you want to create a new Web application, click Create Web Application.
  3. Type a name for your application. The Applications tab in Manager lists all the Web applications you have deployed on your server. The name that you enter here will be used in that list.

    If you don't want your application at the root level of the Web server, you can specify a folder along with the name, for example, someFolder/myApplication.

  4. Type a more detailed description of the Web application. This description will also be visible from the Applications tab.
  5. Optionally, click Advanced Options to change the default Web server, port number, and host URL for the application. These options can be useful if you want to create a Web application on a different machine or if you want an outward-facing URL that doesn't expose a machine name.

    If you're creating a Web application that will use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, use the Advanced Options to change the URL so that it uses https instead of http. Note that this does not automatically require users of your Web application to use HTTPS (SSL). It just ensures that Manager will display https in the URL. To learn how to enable SSL, see the ArcGIS Server Help topic Setting up SSL.

    Also, if you'll be using HTTPS for your application, and your Web server uses a port number for HTTPS that is not the default (443), use the Advanced Options to change the port number to the one your Web server uses.

  6. Click Next to continue to the layer selection panel.

For help with the next panel of the wizard, see Adding layers to a Web application in Manager.

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