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Pega Robotic Automation Credentials Manager utility

Use the Robotic Automation Credentials Manager utility to store the user names and passwords that are used when the Robotic Automation Scheduling service schedules Robotic Processing Automation (RPA) sessions.

With the Scheduling service, you can specify daily schedules for robots and manage your production systems. The Scheduling service can log on to a virtual machine and start or stop Pega Robot Runtime as any Windows user. Use the Credentials Manager utility to manage the login credentials that the Scheduling service gets from the repository. For more information, see Robotic Processing Automation Scheduling service.

The Credentials Manager utility is a command line program (CredMgr.exe) that is installed with Pega Robot Studio or Pega Robot Runtime. In version 19.1 and later, this utility is installed in the Pega RPA Service installation folder. In version 8.0 SP1 and earlier, this utility is installed in the Robotic Automation Runtime installation folder.

Run the Credentials Manager utility as a user with administrator rights.

The user names and passwords are encrypted using DPAPI (Data Protection Application Programming Interface) encryption and are stored in the following location:

  • %programdata%\Pegasystems\RPAStartup.info (19.1 and later)
  • %programdata%\OpenSpan\RPAStartup.info (8.0 SP1 and earlier)

For more information, see DPAPI settings for Pega Robot Studio.

The following table shows the parameters that you can include when you run the Credentials Manager utility:

Task

Parameter to include

Display a list of the parameters you can include.

--help

List all of the credential store entries for the session.

-l

Add credentials to the Windows session credential store.

-a

Remove credentials from the Windows session credential store.

-r

Indicate that the credentials are for a Windows session.

--windows

Indicate that the credentials are for a Pega Robot Runtime user.

--runtime

Indicate that the credentials are for the Robot Manager Registration Operator.

-registrationoperator

Enter the user name for the credential entry.

-u

Enter the password for the credential entry.

-p

Enter the domain associated with the credential entry. The default is ‘.’, which indicates the local computer.

-d

The following examples show how to perform specific tasks by using the Credentials Manager utility:

Task

Input

Add a Robot Manager Registration Operator

CredMgr.exe -a --registrationoperator -u <username> -p <password>

Add a Pega Robot Runtime user

CredMgr.exe -a --runtime -u <username> -p <password>

Add a Windows user

CredMgr.exe -a --windows -u <username> -p <password>

List all users in the storage

CredMgr.exe -l

Remove a Robot Manager Registration Operator

CredMgr.exe -r --registrationoperator

Remove a Pega Robot Runtime user

CredMgr.exe -r --runtime

Remove a Windows user

CredMgr.exe -r --windows

When storing credentials, if you do not specify a domain, the utility uses the local machine name.
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