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Adding an Automation Anywhere RPA connector configuration

As an administrator, you can add an Automation Anywhere connector configuration to enable a connection between BMC Helix Innovation Studio and Automation Anywhere Robotic Process Automation (RPA). After you add the configuration, you map the configuration to the RPA Automation elements in the Process designer.

Before you begin

Make sure you have completed the following tasks:

  • Downloaded and deployed the latest Cloud actions package from EPD. To download the package, visit, EPD Direct Download Open link .
  • Purchased a valid Automation Anywhere RPA license.
    For more information, see Automation Anywhere products Open link .
  • Installed an Automation Anywhere Enterprise Control and Automation Anywhere Enterprise client in a Windows environment.
    For more information, see  Automation Anywhere installation Open link .

  • Created a user who has bot creator and bot runner permissions. 
    For more information, see  Enterprise client overview Open link .
  • Configured the webhook callback URL to receive real-time event notifications.
    For more information, see To configure the webhook callback URL.

To add an Automation Anywhere connector configuration

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio.
  2. Navigate to the Administration tab.
  3. Select Connectors > Automation Anywhere, and click Add new setting.
  4. Enter the values for the following fields:

    FieldDescription
    Connection IDID for the connection.
    You can specify an alpha numeric ID such as ce906077-04ad-4139-a59e-9a5837c89416.
    NameName for the connection.
    URL

    Automation Anywhere Enterprise Control Room URL.
    For information about Enterprise Control Room, see Using Enterprise Control Room Open link .

    UserUser name of user in Control Room who has permissions to run a bot.
    PasswordPassword for login.
    Trust All CertificatesIf you want to trust your certificates, specify the value as True, else do not specify any value.
    Callback URLURL that was populated automatically when you configured the webhook callback.
    Important: Make sure that you use this field as a bot parameter in your bot script or use the same field value where you specify the callback URL in the bot script.
    Callback Auth Key or User NameAuthorization GUID or string that you added while configuring the webhook callback URL for Automation Anywhere connector, such as AA-12345.
    Important: Make sure that you use this field as a bot parameter in the bot script or use the same field value where you specify the authentication key in the bot.
    Callback PasswordPassword for the account you are using.
  5. Click Save.

To configure the webhook callback URL

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio.
  2. Navigate to the Administration tab.
  3. Select Webhook Connection > Callback Configuration
  4. On the Webhook Callback Configuration page, click New Configuration

  5. On the Create New Callback Configuration page, enter the following details:

    FieldDescription
    Configuration NameName for your callback configuration.
    Bundle NameName of the application for which you want to use the Automation Anywhere webhook callback.
    For example, Digital Workplace Catalog.
    ProcessorSelect RPA.
    X-AA-RPA-CLIENT-IDGUID or string for authorization such as AA-12345.
    Callback URLThis URL is populated automatically.

    The following image shows an example configuration:

  6. Click Save.

Related topic

Automating tasks by using Automation Anywhere RPA bots

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