Supported Applications

Geocortex workflows run in host applications. You can use the following types of applications to host workflows:

The server on which Geocortex Workflow is installed, and on which your workflows are saved, must be accessible to your end users.

Supported Browsers


To run workflows, the browser should meet the host application's browser requirements:

Geocortex Workflow Designer

Geocortex Workflow Designer runs in a desktop environment. We support the following browsers:

Cookie Requirements

Geocortex Workflow does not use cookies.

Supported Versions of Portal for ArcGIS

Geocortex Workflow works with Portal for ArcGIS 10.5+.

You can use Portal for ArcGIS 10.5 to access Workflow Designer and store workflows. However, you cannot host workflows in Web AppBuilder in Portal for ArcGIS 10.5 apps, because version 10.5 did not support custom widgets. Support for custom widgets started in version 10.5.1.

If Portal for ArcGIS is secured using Windows Integrated Security and anonymous access to the portal is disabled in IIS, you must install the Geocortex Web Adaptor Extensions to allow Geocortex Workflow to communicate with Portal for ArcGIS.

Requirements for On-Premises Workflow

Hardware Requirements for On-Premises Workflow Servers

A faster CPU and more memory improve the performance of Geocortex Workflow Server. We recommend that your server surpass the minimum requirements.

Minimum Hardware Requirements for an On-Premises Geocortex Workflow Server

Hardware Component



Random Access Memory (RAM)

4 GB

8 GB or higher

Storage Drive (HDD, SSD)

1 GB

5 GB or higher


2-core processor, 2 GHz, x64

4-core processor, 2 GHz or higher, x64

Operating System Requirements for On-Premises Workflow Servers

On-premises Workflow servers require Windows Server 2012 or newer.

You can use a recent desktop version of Windows, such as Windows 10 or 8.1, for development and basic testing. However, they are not recommended for use in a production environment.

Web Server Requirements for On-Premises Workflow Servers

Geocortex Workflow runs on a secure web server. This requires:

.NET Requirements for On-Premises Workflow Servers

Geocortex Workflow requires the .NET components listed in the table.

.NET Requirements for an On-Premises Geocortex Workflow Server

.NET Component


Installation Details

.NET Framework

4.6.1 or later

You must install the .NET Framework before you install Geocortex Workflow.

.NET Core

Geocortex Workflow requires the specific version of .NET Core that is included in the Workflow installer.
Do not uninstall this version or install a later version.

.NET Core is automatically installed when you install Geocortex Workflow, so you do not need to install it separately.

Port Requirements

On-premises Workflow does not expose any ports, so you do not need to adjust your firewall settings. Geocortex Workflow (including Designer) relies on the ports that IIS uses (ports 80 and 443 by default).

Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) Requirements

By default, ArcGIS portals (including ArcGIS Online) allow cross-domain requests using CORS. If you configure the Organization | Settings | Security | Allow Origins setting in the portal that you use with Geocortex Workflow, then you must add Geocortex Workflow as an allowed origin.

The origin to allow depends on your deployment:

ArcGIS Identity

You require an ArcGIS Identity to create and share Geocortex workflows.


Geocortex Licensing

Geocortex Workflow is licensed software. If you do not have a valid license, your workflows will show a licensing message when they run.

Geocortex Workflow licensing message, shown in a Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS app

Licensing is based on the number of ArcGIS identities (named users for ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS) that your organization has.

Geocortex Workflow is available by subscription or as a perpetual license:

Geocortex Workflow is also available as a free 60-day trial with full functionality for evaluation purposes.

To obtain a license, contact Customer Service at

Esri Licensing

Geocortex Workflow is designed to consume and display content from a variety of Esri software. The Esri licenses required to author and publish content are available from your Esri distributor.

Geocortex Workflow uses the modern ArcGIS pattern and ArcGIS identities to author and run workflows. You must have at least a Creator user type (formerly, a Level 2 user) to create workflows. An Esri portal (ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS Enterprise) and ArcGIS identities are available from your Esri distributor.