Configuring Control Room for Control Room database

Configure the Control Room to authenticate users using the database option.

Note: Consider the scenario where LDAP has multiple domains and sub-domains (contains one primary and others as secondary LDAP servers). When the connections are established with the primary server, and if the primary server goes down, a subsequent connection is created with the second configured server, and so on. This continues until the connection rolls back to the primary server. In Automation Anywhere Enterprise, switching the LDAP server from primary to secondary or vice versa might not work with the Control Room.

To configure the Control Room when you start it for the first time:


  1. Double-click the Automation Anywhere Control Room icon on your desktop.

    The Configure Control Room settings page appears.

  2. Type the repository path.
    This is the location where the uploaded automation files, for example, MetaBots, IQ Bots, and Task Bots are stored. For example, C:\ProgramData\AutomationAnywhere\Server Files.
  3. Type the access URL.
    This is the URL for accessing your installation of Control Room.
  4. Click Save and continue.
    Important: The back button of your Web browser automatically disables after you click Save and continue. This ensures that the Credential Vault Master Key that generates matches the repository path and Control Room access URL.

    To return to the Configure Control Room settings page, press Ctrl plus F5 and restart.

    The Credential Vault settings page appears.
  5. Select from the following options:
    • Express mode: The system stores your master key to connect to the Credential Vault. This option is not recommended for a production environment.
    • Manual mode: You store the Master Key on your own, and then provide the Master Key when the Credential Vault is locked. Users use the Master Key to connect to the Credential Vault to secure their credentials and access them when creating and running Task Bots.
      Warning: If you lose the key, you will not be able to access the Control Room.
  6. Click Save and continue.
    Important: The back button of the Web browser automatically disables after you click Save and continue. No further changes to the Control Room configuration or Credential Vault settings are allowed.

    To make changes, reinstall the Control Room.

    The Authentication type for Control Room users page appears.
  7. Select the Control Room database.
  8. Click Next.
    The Control Room first administrator page appears.
  9. Fill in the following fields:
    • Username Supply a user name.
    • First name Enter the first name.
    • Last name Enter the last name.
    • Email Supply email address.
    • Password Enter a password.
    • Confirm password Type the password again to confirm.
  10. Click Next.
    The Create security questions page appears.
  11. Type three security questions and answers.
  12. Click Save and log in.

    You are logged in to the Control Room as an administrator. You can now configure and manage the overall RPA environment with Control Room and clients.

Next steps

After configuring the Control Room, install product licenses. Proceed to Enterprise 11: Installing a license.