We have an ArcGIS server (version 10.1) at my workplace - it is inside the firewall, and will (it seems) stay there. We also have a Geocortex web mapping solution based on Amazon hosting (version 3.14). The content on the Geocortex site is based mainly on copy data we upload to the cloud server, together with available WMS services.
What I try to do is to set up a site on our Geocortex to access certain feature access services on the ArcGIS Server for users within our firewall. That is - server, data and users are all inside the firewall. I am not trying to make data available outside of the firewall.
The problem is that the Geocortex REST manager application (which is in the cloud) requires access to the server to set up feature access services, and the firewall is preventing that. I have worked around this for WMS services by copying the GetCapabilities definition to somewhere outside of the firewall, but I can't find a similar workaround for ArcGIS services like feature access.
Anyone know a way to access the service definitions without opening the firewall? I am loath to go through the cumbersome and time-consuming process of getting IT to open the firewall every time I want to make changes...
Alternatively - do anyone have suggestions on other (affordable) solutions to set up a simple web-map for users inside the firewall using ArcGIS Online maps, available WMS services plus my feature access services?