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Auto-login support for Bot agent

  • Updated: 10/21/2021
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Auto-login support for Bot agent

Use auto-login to automatically log on to a device, run a scheduled automation, and restore the device to its original locked or logged off state after running the automation.

Auto-login restores a device to its original state in the following scenarios:
  • When an automation is stopped or paused either from the Control Room or device. This ensure that the security of the machine is not compromised when an automation is paused or stopped.
    Note: When the automation resumes, it continues to run in the background on the locked device.
  • When an automation encounters an error during execution.

Auto-login support: Operating System

The following table identifies the operating system support specific to auto-login on Bot agent devices.

SID#ScenarioWindows 2019Windows 2016 R2Windows 2012 R2Windows 10Windows 8Windows 7
1No user session established (user is not logged in)Not applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesSupported on local Windows 10 device and virtual machines onlyNot certifiedNot certified
2User session establishedNot applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesSupported on local Windows 10 device and virtual machines onlyNot certifiedNot certified
3User has logged in but locked the screenNot applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesSupported on local Windows 10 device and virtual machines onlyNot certifiedNot certified
4A different user (not the device login user used for deployment) is logged inNot applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesSupported on local Windows 10 device and virtual machines onlyNot certifiedNot certified
5A different user is logged in and locked the screenNot applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesSupported on local Windows 10 device and virtual machines onlyNot certifiedNot certified
6Fast user switchingNot applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesNot applicable for virtual machinesSupported on local Windows 10 device and virtual machines onlyNot certifiedNot certified
7No active RDP sessionSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
8User has active RDP sessionSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
9User's RDP session is disconnectedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
10User's RDP session is lockedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
11Another user has active RDP sessionSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
12Another user has a disconnected sessionSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
13Another user has an active session and lockedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported

Auto-login support: operating system with cloud platform

The following table identifies the support specific to auto-login on Bot agent devices for operating system across cloud platforms:

SID# Scenario Windows 2019 - AWS Windows 2016 R2 - AWS Windows 2012 R2 - AWS Windows 10 AWS Windows 10 Azure (Enterprise) Windows 10 VMWare (ESXi 6.7 and Horizon) Windows 10 Citrix
1 No active RDP session Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
2 User has active RDP session Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
3 User's RDP session is disconnected Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
4 User's RDP session is locked Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
5 Another user has active RDP session Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
6 Another user has a disconnected session Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
7 Another user has an active session and locked Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported

Additional notes on auto-login:

  • Auto-login is only supported on 64-bit operating systems.
  • Auto-login is unable to sign-out the root admin session, when trying with scenarios that involve two different auto-login users. Remember to log out of the admin user account before deploying a bot.
  • For scenarios 4, 5, and 6 in the above tables, the active user is logged off and a new session created with device credentials for deploying the bot.
  • If auto-login fails, configure the Local Security Policy settings. For example, in Windows, select Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options. Enable the Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL option.
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