ArcGIS Online

Use linking to easily access your ArcGIS accounts

Many of us have multiple organizational accounts and remembering logins and navigating home pages can sometimes be a challenge. Your content and privileges are unique to each account, but by linking accounts you can make your switch between multiple organizations as easy as a click.


Linking accounts

Follow these steps to link your organizational accounts.

Step 1 – Sign in to one of your organizations.

Sign in

Step 2 – After signing in, click your user name in the upper right, and choose Switch Accounts.

Switch Accounts

Step 3 – Click Link an Account.

Link an Account

Step 4 – Sign in with another account.

Sign in

You will see your next account displayed in the list.

Account switcher

Step 5 – Click Link an Account to add additional accounts to the list. Linked accounts can be removed by clicking Unlink an Account.

Link or Unlink an Account

Your linked accounts will appear in a list.

Linked accounts

Note the checkbox to Stay signed in to current account when switching. When checked you do not sign out of the current account when switching to another. This eliminates the need to enter your password when switching to other linked accounts.  When unchecked, your user name will persist, however you will need to sign in to switch accounts.


More information

For more information see the following:

This blog article was originally published on April 16, 2019, and has been updated.

About the author

I am a corporate technology evangelist and geo advocate at Esri, focusing on ways to broaden access to geographic information and helping customers succeed with ArcGIS. On a good day I'm making a map, on a great day I'm on one. Email or connect on LinkedIn (


Next Article

Pop-ups: chart element essentials

Read this article