Configurations act as variables into which different information can be substituted as needed. A package can contain one configuration, or multiple configurations, and configurations are defined for an automation by the Pega Robot Studio developer.
For example, an automation developer builds an automation that retrieves parcel delivery information from an intranet website. Usually, a user must enter a tracking number in the website to retrieve parcel information.
For performance purposes, the intranet website is maintained on two sites, one for the East Coast of the United States, and one for the West Coast, with separate URLs for each site. The automation developer can create two configurations for the automation package, with one for the East Coast and one for the West Coast. Depending on which package configuration is used, when the automation runs, it loads either the East Coast website URL or West Coast website URL.
In Pega Robot Manager, when you assign a package, you can assign the package configuration for the East Coast website to East Coast users, and the package configuration for the West Coast website to West Coast users.