I have a map service at https://geoportal.esdm.go.id/monaresia/rest/services/4.GEOLOGI/Kebencanaan_Geologi/MapServer/ (I know the framework is disabled, but we can see the layers using https://geoportal.esdm.go.id/monaresia/rest/services/4.GEOLOGI/Kebencanaan_Geologi/MapServer?f=pjson).

When I add it to QGIS (Layer -> Add Layer -> Add ArcGIS Map Server Layer) it displayed perfectly (although I had to ignore some security certification) I have no problem. However, when I used ArcGIS Pro to add the same server (Insert -> Connections -> add WMS layer), it prompted for authentication.

I don't understand how the same map server is able to be displayed by QGIS without authentication but require authentication if I use ArcGIS Pro.

How do I add the map service to ArcGIS Pro without authentication?

  • You are doing another thing with QGIS. Try Layer -> Add Layer -> Add WMS/WMTS Layer. Does that also work with QGIS without authentication?
    – user30184
    Commented Sep 18, 2020 at 4:46
  • @user30184 No, I can't but that's not the problem. What I want is to display the MapServer in ArcGIS. I can display the MapServer with QGIS, but I don't know how to do the same thing with ArcGIS.
    – sutan
    Commented Sep 18, 2020 at 5:08
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    Sounds like you want to add an ArcGIS Map Service layer in ArcGIS, NOT a WMS layer. They are quite different things. Commented Sep 18, 2020 at 5:10
  • @SonofaBeach exactly. That's why I'm confused, in QGIS there is an "Add ArcGIS Map Server" option; what's the equivalent in ArcGIS? How do I display the mapserver in ArcGIS without authentification?
    – sutan
    Commented Sep 18, 2020 at 5:18
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    Click the little dropdown v that's part of the Add Data button in the Map tab, then click Data From Path and paste in the URL geoportal.esdm.go.id/monaresia/rest/services/4.GEOLOGI/…
    – user2856
    Commented Sep 18, 2020 at 5:20

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Using ArcGIS Pro 2.6.1 I followed the instructions of @user2856:

Click the little dropdown v that's part of the Add Data button in the Map tab, then click Data From Path and paste in the URL https://geoportal.esdm.go.id/monaresia/rest/services/4.GEOLOGI/Kebencanaan_Geologi/MapServer/

and the ArcGIS Server Map Service at that URL displayed in an ArcGIS Pro Map view without any authentication being requested:

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Even though "MapServer" appears in your URL path name the map service you are making the request of is served by ArcGIS Server and not the open source MapServer product.

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