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Updating the robotics configuration files for single sign-on authentication through Kerberos

Updated on November 29, 2022

Update the common configuration settings to authenticate attended robots and package publish requests in Pega Robot Manager through Kerberos.

The CommonConfig.xml file stores the settings that specify the authentication method and drive the connection and between your robotic solution and Robot Manager. For more information about the CommonConfig.xml file, see Common configuration settings.

  1. Open the CommonConfig.xml file in a text editor of your choice.
    Typically, the file is in the C:\ProgramData\Pegasystems directory.
  2. In the Servers section, for the RobotManager server object, define the following details:
    1. Set the enabled attribute to true.
    2. Set the authenticationType attribute to Kerberos.
    3. Set the baseURL attribute to the Pega Platform URL on which Robot Manager is installed and ensure that the URL ends with prweb.
      For example,
    4. Specify your deployment type by setting the RPA attribute.
      The following values are available:true – Unattended (RPA)false – Attended (RDA)
    For example:
    <Server name=”RobotManager” enabled=”true” baseURL= 
    RPA=”false” workgroup=”Savings accounts” robotName=”{MachineName}”
    authenticationType=”Kerberos” RPAServiceOperator=”ACME.RPA_Service” />
What to do next: Users that you add through the Robot Manager interface are automatically associated with an authentication method, based on their role and the values in specific dynamic system settings. Before adding users, either manually or through import, specify the default authentication method that is assigned to each user role.

For more information, see Specifying the default authentication method for new Pega Robot Manager users.

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