Esri Software Access

Information and links to Esri software and data for the JHU community

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Access to most of Esri's desktop software and web applications are made available through a named user authentication scheme: authorization for software such as ArcGIS Pro, Insights, and CitiEngine is linked to an individual’s JHU ArcGIS Online account. JHU affiliates must first sign into the main JHU ArcGIS Online organization, ArcGIS Online for Johns Hopkins, using their JHU credentials. Once a JHU affiliate logs in, an ArcGIS Online named user account will automatically be created for that user and assign permissions for the following:

  • ArcGIS Pro;
  • ArcGIS Insights Desktop;
  • CityEngine;
  • ArcGIS Online web applications.  

Additionally, users automatically: 


For ArcGIS Desktop (commonly known as ArcMap), a single-use authorization file is required. Users can access both the installation files for ArcMap and the authorization file in the software downloads section.

ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap)

Johns Hopkins Esri licenses have fixed expiration dates. About three weeks before the ArcGIS Desktop (commonly known as ArcMap) license expires, users will receive a message indicating the expiration is July 31. Users should download and install a new ArcGIS Desktop authorization file following the instructions in the Software Downloads section.


ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online for Johns Hopkins share the same fixed expiration date of July 31. No action is required by the user. These authorizations are automatically updated on August 1st.