Version 11.3.2 Release Notes

These release notes describe new features, changed features, fixed features, security fixes, deprecated features, and known limitations introduced in Version 11.3.2 for Automation Anywhere Control Room, Enterprise Client, and Bot Insight.

New features

Control Room new features
Feature Description
Automation Anywhere Control Room user interface localization A Control Room user can change the language of the application's user interface by selecting English (United States), French, Japanese, and Korean from the Control Room. See Control Room interface overview.
Password type attribute in Credential Vault (Zendesk # 48249, 49478,52363, 62880, 65358, 84852,100452, 138760, 138779, 141926, 178161) When creating a credential, you can now mark a specific attribute as a password type to ensure that a password-type attribute selection can only be made from the password field in the commands supporting the Credential Vault variables in the Enterprise Client interface. This feature enhances the security of credential variables because the password-type attributes are not exposed and the value cannot be printed in a plain text application.
Note: Existing bot users must modify their credential variable definition to use this feature. However, the bots require no modification.

See Create a credential.

Automatically discover domains and sites across single or multi-forest environments for Active Directory configuration. Introduced support for automatically discovering domains and sites by the Control Room when the administrator configures or updates Active Directory authentication. See Configuring Control Room for Active Directory: auto mode, Configuring Active Directory Settings, Reset LDAP user credentials
Added API to get the Scheduled Activity list in the Control Room Introduced an API to get the Scheduled Activity list, also available from the Activity > Scheduled page of the Control Room.
Provision to communicate with changed database password without reinstalling the Control Room (Zendesk #124537) When the database password is changed, the Automation Anywhere Enterprise can now communicate with the database without reinstalling the Control Room.
Forward Audit Log entries to remote Syslog server(s) (Zendesk # 132247, 145180, 146118) You can now configure Control Room to forward all Audit Log entries in Syslog format to a remote Syslog server. See Configuring Syslog service.
Role-based access to generate API key for Authentication
  • Introduced role-based access to generate an API key for authentication. See Feature permissions for a role.
  • The validity of the API key for authentication is controlled from the Control Room Settings page. See Configuration settings.
  • Control Room users with appropriate permissions can generate the API key from their user profile page.
Configure callback URLs for the Bot Deployment API to send bot execution status and bot output Control Room administrators can now configure callback URLs for the Bot Deployment API on the Control Room Settings page. Use the callback URLs to send the bot success, failure, and reason for failure after the bot finishes execution. See ../control-room/administration/settings/configuration-settings.html#mxf1682866149197__call-back-url.
Tag variables in a Bot for data output Introduced a setting-based API for bot deployment so a Bot Creator can tag variables in a bot for data output.
View installed database details The Control Room settings page now shows the selected database type and the corresponding details. See Control Room Database.
Enterprise Client new features
Feature Description
Support to recognize Asian languages using Automation Anywhere Enterprise ABBY OCR engine. (Zendesk # 137375) Automation Anywhere Enterprise with ABBY OCR engine is now able to recognize Asian languages like Korean.
Password type attribute in Credential Vault supported commands (Zendesk # 48249, 49478,52363, 62880, 65358, 84852,100452, 138760, 138779, 141926, 178161)

You can now ensure that when creating a credential in the Control Room, a password-type attribute can only be selected from a password field in the commands supporting Credential Vault variables, by selecting the This is a password attribute. This feature enhances the security of credential variables because the password-type attributes are not exposed and their values cannot be printed in a plain text application.

See Credential variables.
Override default browser and choose browser to use (Zendesk #109820, 26502)

Using the Override default browser option in the Launch Website command, a bot developer can now choose the browser to use and override the default browser setting of the system.

The supported browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge. See Enterprise 11: Launch Website command.

Extract custom table control from Flex application The Object cloning command now enables you to extract the custom table control from the specific Flex application and export it to a .CSV file.
Switch Terminal Emulator logs generation You can now enable and disable the generation of Terminal Emulator logs for mainframe terminals using Advanced Technology during bot execution to capture only the required logs to share for analysis. This preserves user-sensitive information and does not capture the username and password.
Support SOAP Version 1.2 in SOAP Web Service command The SOAP Web Service command now supports SOAP Version 1.2, which uses the content type application/soap+xml and charset utf-8, in addition to SOAP Version 1.1, which uses the content type text/xml. You can now specify the SOAP Version to use in the SOAP Web Service command to call the corresponding web service instead of writing a separate JavaScript to call the same web service.
Improved action of MetaBot with Outlook web application You can now capture the Microsoft Outlook web application using a MetaBot and do a Click using MetaBot Logic.
Add screen using MetaBot for Microsoft Outlook 365 with IE browser The Add screen feature using MetaBot is now improved for Microsoft Outlook 365 with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Install Flex plug-in supported files in approved Microsoft directory

The Flex plug-in is now installed in the approved Microsoft directory, that is, the Client installation folder instead of "C:\users\<username>\AutomationAnywhere\"

in the following files:
  • AAMainLoader.html
  • AAMainLoader.swf
  • swfobject.js
Option to regularly clean up Terminal Emulator logs

You can now clean up the Terminal Emulator log at specific intervals to optimize disk space. For example, if you set an interval of seven days, older log files are deleted during cleanup.

Valid interval ranges: 1 through 60 days Default: 7 days.

Mutual authentication using Access Manager Reverse Proxy server
  • You can now configure an Access Manager Reverse Proxy server, for example, the IBM WebSEAL, between the Automation Anywhere Enterprise Client and Control Room for secure communication.
  • The client certificate authentication mechanism is used for the first-time authentication of Automation Anywhere Enterprise Client.

    See Enterprise 11: Configuring Access Manager Reverse Proxy.

Object Cloning using the Remote Agent for Citrix

The Remote Agent for Citrix enables you to use the Object Cloning command to capture objects from the applications that are installed on a Citrix environment, even when the Enterprise Client is installed outside the Citrix environment. See Object Cloning command.

Bot Insight new features
Feature Description
Bot Insight Localization

Bot Insight is now available in the following 14 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin America), and Turkish.

Bot Insight automatically detects your locale and if it finds a match, it translates all the UI elements to its appropriate language.

Note: Localization of Bot Insight databases and APIs is not supported.
CoE Dashboard
  • Added Units as a measurement for ROI. You can now calculate the ROI based on the transactions processed by the bots.
    Note: If you are upgrading to Version 11.3.2, you must run the new analytic tasks and regenerate the CoE dashboard to reflect the new changes.
  • Added a quick link on the Business Information section for consumers to view the published dashboards corresponding to a bot. This is very useful for analyzing the processed transactions.
Bot Insight APIs
  • Bot Insight v2 APIs are now available for Control Room users. These APIs are backward-compatible. You can use the Bot Insight APIs to either push the data logged by Bot Insight to third-party applications, for example,Tableau, PowerBI, and so on, or use with bots to make them data-driven and add more power to the business rules.
  • Added From and To Date to add more flexibility to retrieving data from the APIs.

Changed features

Control Room changed features
Feature Description
Repair Control Room using the setup file You can now Repair an instance of the Control Room using the setup file instead of using the option from the Control Panel.
Enhanced Control Room security questions capability To align the behavior and availability of security questions with the organization's security policy, the following enhancements are available:
  1. Now complete a CAPTCHA text to log in to an Automation Anywhere Control Room instance after three incorrect attempts at answering the security questions. See Log on to Control Room hosted in non-Active Directory mode.
  2. If you have manage settings permissions, you are allowed to modify the global security-related policy from the Control Room > Administration Settings > Email tab. See Configuring email notification settings.
Bots and users associated with a schedule cannot be deleted You are not allowed to delete a bot/user listed in one or more active or inactive schedules. You must first delete the schedule. See Delete bots and folders and Delete user.
Minimum hardware requirement checks for Enterprise installation

When installing the Enterprise application, the installer now detects whether the system used for installation meets the minimum hardware requirements of CPU, RAM, and free hard disk space in addition to the minimum supported operating system. If any of the requirements are not met, the installer warns the user to be aware before continuing with the installation.

See Enterprise 11: Installing Control Room using Custom mode, Enterprise 11: Installing Control Room using Express mode, Enterprise 11 Control Room prerequisites.
Separate View roles and Manage roles permission (Zendesk #92994) A Control Room administrator can now give separate View roles and Manage roles permissions to a user. This was previously governed by a single View and manage roles permission.

The separation of permissions enables a reduction in errors when validating many roles.

To maintain backward compatibility, existing Control Room users are assigned both view and manage permissions, by default. See Enterprise 11: Feature permissions for a role.
Configure callback URLs for Bot deployment API A Control Room administrator can now configure known callback URLs for bot deployment APIs in Control Room Settings. See Configuration settings.
Control Room APIs enabled for Single Sign-On (Zendesk # 115353, 132789, 138782) You can now use the APIs for an Control Room configured in a Single Sign-On environment.
Stop an automation task remotely from the Control Room (Zendesk #63566, 69928) You can now stop an automation task running on a Bot Runner machine, remotely from the Control Room instead of logging in to the Bot Runner machine, even if it is paused for input or because of an error or to show a message, See Stopping a task manually. file automatically installed from Control Room setup file The file is automatically installed when you run the Control Room installer setup file. It had to be manually placed in the application path in Version See Sample Workload Management properties file for more information.
Enterprise Client changed features
Feature Description
ABBYY OCR engine as default The ABBYY Fine Reader Engine v12 engine is now installed with the Enterprise Client Version 11.3.2 by default and does not require a separate installation. See Enterprise 11: Configure ABBYY for Automation Anywhere.
ABBYY is the default OCR engine for the Enterprise client.
Note: When you upgrade to Enterprise Client Version 11.3.2, the existing bots continue to run with the configured OCR engine. To use ABBYY as the OCR engine, you must edit the bot configuration.
Consolidated logs view in Automation Anywhere Enterprise Diagnostic Utility The Automation Anywhere Diagnostic Utility shows the logs used for analysis in a consolidated form in the new Merged.log tab. See