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Pega Robotic Automation release notes 22.1

Updated on October 25, 2022

The release notes contain important information you should know before you install Pega RPA version 22.1. Before you install this release, familiarize yourself with all of the changes and resolved issues listed in this document.

Pega RPA Version 22.1 has been redesigned completely, with a proprietary IDE that removes the need for Visual Studio and streamlines the process of creating automations. Testing has been greatly enhanced, and can take place directly from the Automation Surface in Pega Robot Studio.

You can convert 19.1 projects to v22.1. For more information, see Migrating solutions from 19.1 to 22.1. However, you should not convert projects or automations created in the v21.1 Preview releases (Preview 1 or 2). As these releases were not complete products, you would be likely to encounter issues with converted projects, which are not supported.

Note: Some components of Pega Robotic Automation received new names. To get familiar with the new and improved features, see New and updated features.

For more information, see the following table of links:

To learn aboutGo to
Downloading this releaseDownloading Pega Robotic Automation software
System requirementsRequirements for running Pega Robotic Automation
Installation instructionsInstalling Pega Robotic Automation
New featuresNew and updated features

Providing feedback

We welcome your feedback and questions about the Pega Robot Studio version 22.1 release. The good ideas and feedback you give us about this release will be considered for incorporation into future builds.

Do not open Pega Support tickets for feedback; instead, use the HelpAsk a question form, as described in the following steps. We will monitor the collaboration center for feedback, questions, and issues.

  1. In Pega Robot Studio, click HelpAsk a question.Result: The following figure shows the Ask a question option on the Help menu.
    Ask a question option
    Help menu with Ask a question option selected.
  2. On the Ask a Question form, in the Title field, enter v22 Release and then your title.
    For example: v22 Release: What other asset types are planned?
    Result: Other similar titles display. You can check to see if your question has already been answered.
  3. In the Body area, enter your question or comment.

    Be as descriptive as possible to help our representatives better respond to your question or comment.

  4. Click Add an attachment if you want to include a screen shot or other attachment.

    The Product and Product Capability fields are completed for you, and the remaining fields are optional.

  5. Click Ask your Question.


Pega has updated and improved our training offerings for Pega RPA version 22.1.

The Pega Browser Extension

The Pega Browser Extension (PBE) component, included in all Pega Robot Studio and Pega Robot Runtime version 22.1 builds, ensures that the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browser extensions comply with the Chromium Project Manifest V3 specification.

The Pega Browser Extension is a stand-alone component of Pega RPA, just like Pega RPA Service and Pega Native Foundation. With this component, you can automate applications that run in Chrome and Edge by using the Universal Web Adapter. PBE includes the extension and the native messaging host. The native messaging host transmits communications between the browser and Robot Runtime or Robot Studio.

For more information, see PBE frequently asked questions.

Pega Package Server and local Runtime REST service

The Pega Package Server and the local Runtime REST service are no longer available in Pega RPA.

You can use Pega Robot Manager to store the automation packages that you receive from Pega Robot Studio developers. Using Robot Manager, there is one less application to install, configure, and learn.

The local Runtime REST service is no longer needed because of infrastructure changes to the way we handle certificates in Robot Studio version 22.1.

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