Version 11.3.4 Release Notes
- Updated: 2021/05/31
Version 11.3.4 Release Notes
These release notes contain new features, changed features, fixed features, security fixes, deprecated features, and known limitations in Version 11.3.4 for Automation Anywhere Control Room, Enterprise Client, and Bot Insight.
|Control Room new features|
|Two-factor authentication for logging in to Control Room||
Administrators can now enable Two Factor Authentication (2FA) for logging in to the Control Room, which can be set for users with specific roles.
Two-factor authentication is supported only in Active Directory and non-Active Directory user environments; it is not supported for an SSO environment. See Enabling Two-factor authentication.
When users are assigned a role that requires 2FA, they must set up an Authenticator application on their mobile device and establish a connection between the Authenticator application and Control Room. On subsequent log-ins, users are prompted to enter a time-based one-time password (OTP) from the Authenticator to complete the Control Room login process.
|Hide multiple domains or set any one as the default on the Control Room login screen||Administrators can now hide a single domain or multiple
domains from being displayed on the Control Room
login screen and the Create user page.
Note: Administrators cannot hide a domain for which users were added in the Control Room.Additionally, administrators can set one of the available (unhidden) domains as default.
See Managing domains.
|Disable the verification email when a new user account is created||Administrators can disable a verification link when creating
a new user account. The user then receives a welcome email
without any verification link and can log in to the Control Room using:
|SSO configuration: Select Signed Authentication Request to IdP from Control Room||Administrators can now configure SAML to send a Signed
Authentication Request to the IdP from the Control Room if they choose SSO configuration.
All the authentication requests sent from the Control Room to the IdP have a signature that the
IdP can validate.
If you upgrade the Control Room to Version 11.3.4 or later, users are automatically prompted to view the SAML configuration page where they can update the settings. However, only a user with administrator role can apply the SAML configuration changes.
|Callback URL extensions supported in Bot deployment API||The whitelisting of Callback URLs in the Control Room is only required for parent domains. You can then use any extension of these whitelisted parent domains as the Callback URLs in the Bot deployment API.|
|Output variable data is available in Bot Execution Orchestrator API responses||The values of variables marked for Include in Output are now securely stored in the Control Room data along with the Bot execution data. This data can then be fetched by third-party systems using the Activity/List API.|
|Notification for new login session (Zendesk #206592)||New settings in the Control Room display a notification when a user with an active login session tries to log in to the Control Room from a different browser or device in a non-Active Directory environment.|
|Export all records to a CSV file (Zendesk #206592)||A new option is added to export all records that are available on the Audit log page and the Historical activity page to a CSV file.|
|Installed Windows Services verification||When the Control Room installation is complete, a Services Utility verifies the Windows Services installed, starts the services, and indicates if a service did not start.|
|Automatically update bots and dependent files on Attended Bot Runners||To reduce manual intervention when downloading updated bots and dependent files from the Control Room repository, the Automatic Updates option is available in . Setting this option to On automatically updates bots on Attended Bot Runner machines during bot execution. The default value of this option is set to Off to match the current product behavior.|
|Oracle option to use SID or Service Name||You now have an option to use either SID or Service Name to identify the Oracle Database instance.|
|Control Room License API (Zendesk #226575)||The Control Room License API returns detailed license information for your Control Room installed licenses.|
|Updated version of Elasticsearch to 7.1.0||Elasticsearch 7.1.0 version validation|
|Enterprise Client new features|
|New checkpoints introduced in AADiagnostic Utility||The following features are introduced in the AADiagnostic
|Search for a field in a terminal (Zendesk #129752)||The Search Field command is added in the Terminal Emulator command that enables you to search for a field based on the text it contains. This command returns the name of the field or index of the field based on the option selected.|
|UI Automation technology support from Google Chrome||You can now use the Object Cloning command to capture objects based on the UI Automation technology from the Google Chrome browser.|
|Support for Exchange Web Services (Zendesk #122765, 133847, 187251)||You can now use Exchange Web Services (EWS) with:
|Uninstall Google Chrome plug-in||You can now uninstall the Chrome plug-in from the Enterprise Client using the following options:
|Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) technology support from Google Chrome||When you are creating MetaBots on a Google Chrome browser, you can now use the Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) technology.|
|Option to automatically download updated parent Task Bots during runtime||Parent Task Bots are Task Bots that are not called by any other Task Bot or MetaBot. Attended Bot Runners are provided a separate screen displaying only the parent Task Bots using the new Parent Task option. The updated parent Task Bots are downloaded automatically when you run a bot.|
|Schedule operation not allowed with Attended Bot Runner license||
Users with an Attended Bot Runner license can no longer create, edit, or delete schedules using the Enterprise Client. Task Bots already scheduled by the same user or a different user from the same machine will continue to be executed based on the previously defined schedule.
|Uninstall Flex plug-in from UI||You can now uninstall the Flex plug-in from the Enterprise Client UI using the following options:
|Support for Autologin with locked, logged-off, or disconnected machines on Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services VMs||
On Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services instances, Autologin is supported for attended and unattended bots in locked, logged-off, or disconnected mode. This applies to single-user logins. Multi-user logins are not supported for this feature.
|Bot Insight new features|
|Bot Device Utilization - Bar Chart and Bot Device Utilization - Pivot Table widgets||The Bot Device Utilization - Bar Chart
and the Bot Device Utilization - Pivot
Table widgets are added to the
Devices Dashboard. The widgets
display the following information:
|Upgrade from PostgreSQL Server to Microsoft SQL Server||You can now upgrade the Bot Insight metadata
from the PostgreSQL Server to Microsoft SQL Server. This upgrade is
supported for Bot Insight custom dashboards,
as well. However, you cannot perform the upgrade using
the Microsoft SQL SSL certificate.
Note: You can migrate from Automation Anywhere Enterprise Version 11.3.2 to Version 11.3.4 directly. However, if you want to migrate from Automation Anywhere Enterprise Version 11.3.1 or earlier, you must first upgrade to Automation Anywhere Enterprise Version 11.3.2 or Version 11.3.3, and then migrate to Version 11.3.4. You can upgrade the Bot Insight metadata from the PostgreSQL Server to Microsoft SQL Server, only when you upgrade from Automation Anywhere Enterprise Version 11.3.2 or later.
|Oracle Database service name support for Bot Insight installation||You can now install Bot Insight with the Oracle Database using the Service Name function.|
|API to visualize the COE dashboard||The
|PostgreSQL Server support||Bot Insight now supports PostgreSQL Server Release 9.5.19.|
|Bot Insight APIs||The following parameters are updated in the Bot Insight APIs:
|Mobile App support||
Bot Insight now supports Mobile App. Log in to
Bot Insight with the
|API to delete business data||The
|Control Room changed features|
|New permission to view all in-progress activity (Zendesk # 137069, 179060)||To optimize the use of Bot Runner machines, a new permission is introduced in Roles that allows you to view all ongoing automations.|
|to view value of variables tagged for output||Use the Control Room to view details of an automation, including the value of variables that are tagged as output after you run a bot that contains such variables.|
|Specific audit entry for failure to delete a user||The audit log in the Audit page is enhanced to show the specific reason for not allowing a user to be deleted from the Users page.|
|API to get list of parent bots||Introduced an API in the v1/Repository Management API that enables you to get the list of parent bots organized by the bot name. This is especially useful for Attended Bot Runners where you want to see the top-level bots that you can run.|
|Insert Work Item in bulk using a newer version of the Insert Work Item API (Service Cloud case # 00370443)||A newer version (v2) of the Insert Work Item API is introduced, which enables you to add new Work Items in bulk to the queue.|
|Error when registering IQ Bot with wrong URL||When you register IQ Bot with the Control Room, the system now shows an error if
you have provided additional text apart from the actual URL. For
example, if the URL for IQ Bot is
|Delete dependent files associated with the earlier version of the bot (Zendesk #136192, 140103, 176471)||When Version control is enabled and
the Production version is set, you can
now delete the dependent files from the Control Room Repository manager, even if the
dependencies are associated with the earlier version of the bot and not with the latest or production
See Deleting a Task Bot.
|Updated timezone library||The timezone library has been updated in Version 11.3.4, so when you upgrade to Control Room Version 11.3.4, you must manually update the schedules created in the Brazil (Sao Paulo) timezone as Brazil opted out of Daylight Saving Time in 2019.|
|Installing database permissions||Minimum database permissions to create and update required
databases changed from database owner (DBO) to
Required: If you are using the Microsoft SQL Server database, create the Control Room and Bot Insight databases before installing the Control Room.
|Entering multiple IP addresses for a cluster||Use the listed guidelines for entering IP addresses:
|Enterprise Client changed features|
|Relative path included in exported CSV file (Zendesk # 00328783)||When you upload or download a Task Bot with dependent files to or from the Automation Anywhere Control Room repository, the relative path of the dependent files is also included in the CSV file when you use the Export to CSV option.|
|Identify disabled lines when a Task Bot is saved as a text file (Zendesk # 174179)||When you save a Task Bot as a text file, the Disabled: True text is appended at the end of all the lines that are disabled in that Task Bot.|
|--||The PDFFileName system variable now returns the name of the PDF file with .pdf extension.|
|Retrieve emails with Korean language in the subject||In the Enterprise Client, the $Email Subject$ variable supports Korean language. If your email subject contains Korean characters, the variable retrieves the email subject by using the $Email Subject$ system variable.|
|SMTP port range expanded to include ports 1 through 65535||The Enterprise Client supports ports in the range of 1 through 65535 for the SMTP server. You can now successfully run the Send Email command by configuring the SMTP port in this range.|
|Column title changed to Parameter Name/Value in Database command (Zendesk #173518)||In the Database command, the column title is now changed to Parameter Name/Value to indicate that you can now use the parameter name or the parameter value for the Run Stored Procedure command. You can hover your mouse over the information icon to know more about using Add Parameter.|
|Support for Amazon Workspace cloud license and BYOL (Service Cloud case ID: 00410043)||
Enterprise Client is now certified and compliant to
support Amazon Workspace cloud license and bring your own
Operating system and platform compatibility in Enterprise 11