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Configuring a repository for package data

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Comply with your data storage policy by configuring Pega Robot Manager to run a repository for package binary files.

As a system administrator or developer, connect your application to a repository for hosting automation package binaries. Then, configure Pega Robot Manager to point to that repository by specializing an instance of the pyPackageBinariesRepository rule in your application layer.
Create an instance of a Repository rule that points to the file storage system in which you want to store automation package binaries. For more information, see Creating a repository.

For example, to make your solution compatible with the cloud, you can configure a JFrog repository to store your package data.

  1. In Dev Studio, click Records SysAdmin Application Settings .

  2. Select the pyPackageBinariesRepository application settings rule, as shown in the following example:

    Accessing the pyPackageBinariesRepository rule
  3. Specialize the rule in your application layer:

    1. Click Save As.

    2. In the Context section, specify the owning ruleset.

    3. Click Create and open.

  4. In the Value per production level section, populate a Production Level field with the name of the remote repository for storing automation package binaries, as shown in the following example:

    Connecting Pega Robot Manager to a reposiory for automation package binaries
  5. Confirm your settings by clicking Save.

  6. In the RuntimeConfig.xml file, set the UseRobotManagerPackageServer attribute to true, as shown in the following example:

    See the following example for reference:
    Configuring Pega Robot Manager to control the automation package repository
    For more information, see Managing Runtime configuration files.
Optionally, learn more about the folder tree that Pega Robot Manager automatically generates in the package repository as packages are uploaded by accessing the following article:

  • Package repository data model

    Learn more about the topology of the package repository that is controlled by Pega Robot Manager. That repository provides an intuitive folder tree for browsing and managing your package data.

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