Enterprise Client application settings from Control Room

As a Control Room administrator, you can configure settings relevant to your Enterprise Client application.

You can perform these actions:

  • Enable or disable secure recording
  • Update settings to allows passing Credential Vault variables from one bot to another
  • Change product help URLs
  • Configure device health checks
  • Configure audit entry to view local bot run
  • Select time zone for scheduling a bot
  • Turn Bot Insight on by default
  • Tag Bot variables for data output
  • Automatically update bots and dependent files on attended Bot Runner machines

To configure the settings, log in to the Control Room as an administrator, navigate to the Administration > Settings > Client application, and select the Edit option.

Secure recording

Secure recording offers you a choice between capturing or not capturing images and control values during business process recording by Bot Creators. For example, enable secure recording when automating secure applications such as bank accounts.

To modify secure recording settings:

  1. Select Client application.
  2. Click Edit.

    The page opens in edit mode. Secure recording is Off by default.

  3. Select Secure recording is On.
  4. Click Save changes.

Pass Credential Vault variables to MetaBot

Control passing Credential Vault variables through the Pass Credential Vault variable to MetaBot setting. This setting enables passing credential variables stored in the Credential Vault from Task Bots to MetaBot Logic and from one Logic to another Logic in the same MetaBot.

Default setting is On.

To modify:

  1. Select Client application.
  2. Click Edit.

    The page opens in edit mode. Passing of Credential Vault variables to MetaBot is On.

    As the Bot Creator, to pass a credential variable from the Task Bot to a MetaBot Logic:

    1. From the MetaBot page, open Insert Variable panel.
    2. Select a variable and click Insert.

      The variable is added to the MetaBot Logic panel Input Parameters table.

  3. Select Off to prevent the bot from passing the variable to another bot.
  4. Click Save changes.

Product help URLs

Product help URLs allow you to redirect links to Automation Anywhere Support Site or to any Custom URL of your choice.

  • Use Automation Anywhere URLs: Use this to navigate your users to the default Automation Anywhere Support site. This disables all the other options such as Live Chat with Support URL etc.
  • Use Custom URLs Use this to navigate your users to your custom defined URLs for Product help. This allows your users to seek help from in-house automation experts.

  • Use Product help URLs Use Product help URLs as described in the table.

    URL Description
    Automation Anywhere Enterprise Client application support It allows you to add your customized Product Help URL and redirect users to your in-house support site.
    Live chat with support It allows you to access in-house Live Chat and speak to online Experts.
    Example online It allows you to look for available Online Examples.
    Request live 1-on-1 demo It allows you to request for live demonstration of features and experts would answer your questions.
    Technical support It allows you to access in-house Technical Support.
    Ask the expert It allows you to speak to an expert and get their expert advice.

To modify the product help URL settings:

  1. Select Client application.
  2. Click Edit.

    The page opens in edit mode. Use Automation Anywhere URL is selected by default.

  3. Select Use Custom URL as required.

    To redirect live chat support to a specific chat group, use HTTP in the URLs.

  4. Click Save changes.

Device health check configuration

Set the time interval for Device Health checks for parameters such as CPU, Memory, and Disk usage. Set the frequency for data exchange between the Control Room and connected Enterprise Clients.

To modify Device health check configuration

  1. Select Client application.
  2. Click Edit.

    The page opens in edit mode. The Blip interval during bot execution default value is set to 60 seconds.

  3. Enter a Blip interval time in seconds. The minimum value is 60 seconds. The value cannot be empty.
  4. Click Save changes.

Local Bot Run Audit

To audit local bots run by the Bot Creators or Bot Runners, enable the setting in the Control Room. When enabled, the Control Room audits the bot run by the user on the Enterprise Client machine.

Initiate a local bot run from the local Enterprise Client machine by:

  • Pressing the Run button on the Automation Anywhere Main Client or Workbench
  • By Hotkey
  • By Local Schedule
  • By Local Trigger
  • By Workflow

The entry in Audit Logs depicts the Action type as Run Bot (Local Client) started and Run Bot (Local Client) finished.

Audit Log details include:

  • Description of bot action. For example, Run Bot (Local Client) started
  • Status. For example, successful
  • Action taken by. Name of user
  • Object type. For example, Action
  • Source device. Name of machine
  • Request ID. ID assigned to the action.
  • Item name. Bot name
  • Time. Timestamp of hour, minutes, seconds, timezone, and date
  • Action type. For example, started
  • Source. For example, client

Bot Insight configuration

Use Bot Insight setting to allow a Bot Creator to tag bot variables for analysis.

By default, Analytics tagging for Bots is set to Off.

To modify, select On. This enables the setting in the Add Variable window. See Create new variables.

The Bot Insight Configuration setting requires that a Business Analytics license or trial license is applied to the Control Room.

API Deployment Configuration

Use API deployment configuration setting to allow a Bot Creator to tag the bot variables for data output.

By default, Allow bot output is set to Off.

To modify, select On. This enables the Include in Output check box in the Add Variables window. From there, the value of variables can be passed as output when the bot is deployed by the Bot Deployment API. See Create new variables.

Tip: Use the Bot Execution Orchestrator > Activity > List API to view the output.

Trusted list File Extensions to Prevent Uploading of Malicious Files

To prevent uploading of malicious files on the Enterprise Client, the Control Room administrator uses Whitelisted file extensions feature.

As the Control Room administrator, add file extensions to be included in the trusted list from the Enterprise Client. Enterprise Client users can upload only the trusted list file extensions included in this list.

Trusted list file extensions to restrict upload of malicious files

Configure decimal places

For division operation, you can configure the decimal places for division. By default, this setting is Off.

To modify the setting, perform these steps:

  1. Click Edit.

    The page opens in edit mode.

  2. Select On to enable or select Off to disable the decimal configuration for division. If you select On, specify a decimal value in the range of 0 through 16. The default value is set to 4.
  3. Click Save changes.

Configure external key vault for auto-login

Use the Auto login settings to configure an external key vault (CyberArk) in the Control Room. This setting enables you to retrieve the Windows login credentials from the external key vault to perform auto-login on the Bot Runner machine.

To modify the setting, perform these steps:
  1. Click Edit.

    The page opens in edit mode. The External key vault option is displayed if you have configured the external key vault integration in the Control Room. It is disabled by default.

  2. Select Enabled.
  3. Enter the Safe name.
  4. Select the Strict retrieval policy option.
  5. Click Save changes.

Automatically update bots

In the Automatic Update section, choose to automatically update bots and their dependent files when the are run on Attended Bot Runner machines.

  • Select the option On to automatically update.
  • Select the option Off to manually update.

    Note: By default, the Attended Bot Runners are allowed to Download the updated bots and dependent files manually using the Parent Tasks option in the Enterprise Client.

Modification details

The modification details such as Modified by and Last modified date/time are captured. The Enterprise Client application tab shows System and the Control Room installation/configuration date and time by default when you launch the Settings page.

Audit Logs

All updates to the Enterprise Client application settings are captured in the Audit Log page.

To view details of each audit entry:

  1. Go to the required data and mouse in Settings.
  2. Click View details.

    The Edit Settings Details panel is launched within the Audit log page. Only those setting that changed are listed in the details panel. The panel lists the changes in a table that includes: What Changed, Old Value, and New Value.