If you know and love our live streaming and remote control feature, then you will already be aware that it is supported by a VNC server. Up until now, this has been TightVNC, but, with the advent of the Robot 2023.12 release, we are moving to RealVNC.
RealVNC is included in your Studio installation package, and requires no configuration whatsoever. Nothing changes on your part - if anything, things should be smoother from now on. However, this means that we will no longer be offering support for TightVNC.
For details, see the Live streaming and remote control via RealVNC section in our user guide.
- They ensure a predictable system: knowing the API call limit helps in better designing and maintaining your applications. It provides a predictable environment, minimizing surprises due to unexpected limit breaches.
- They improve performance: by controlling the traffic on our servers, we ensure optimal performance and quicker responses, significantly improving your product experience.
- They enhance security: the limits outlined below act as an additional layer of security, protecting your system from potential cyber threats.
- They ensure fair usage: our rate limits assure equitable resource allocation to all users, and smooth operation even during peak use periods.
The following enpoints will be limited to 100 API requests per minute for each tenant:
Any request exceeding this limit will be returned an HTTP 429 response.
Removal of large data fields
The following fields will be removed from the Jobs and Queue Items GetAll endpoints:
Please note that this is only phase 1 of a broader initiative meant to further refine our limits and contribute to service predictability.
Refer to the Rate limits section of our API documentation for details on these changes, as well as tips on adaptation strategies. This will be updated with any future limits we may enforce.
Should you run into issues, reach out to your account manager or our support team for help.
In mid-November, we announced that external feeds used for libraries could also be secured through basic authentication credentials, as was already the case for packages. However, an issue prevented this feature from reaching everyone. We are happy to let you know that it is now fully available and ready to be put to good use.
We have recently introduced a new tenant setting, namely Strong confirmation on delete, which triggers the display of a confirmation window prompting you to type the exact name of an item if you want to delete it. This option is now selected by default on the General tab of your tenant settings, and can be cleared if you choose not to display the window.
For Chromium-based automations run on Serverless machines, an new script is now available to register client certificates on your behalf, promoting seamless authentication to the websites your automation tries to access.
You can now see the folders where the processes associated to a certain package are included. This is done at the tenant level, by clicking the See processes option in the contextual menu of the desired package or package version. The resulting window displays the folders where that particular process is used. However, please note that only folders that you have view and edit access to are listed.
For details, see Viewing package processes.
In August of this year, we announced that the Job Details window has been enriched with a new section, solely dedicated to the reasons why a job stuck in a Pending status has not yet started.
However, a mishap on our part prevented it from being available at that time. We are happy to say that it is now fully enabled, and you can use it to successfully troubleshoot any pending jobs.
The Jobs and Logs pages now feature scrollable grids if the information takes up too much screen space of if your display has a small resolution, thus allowing for easier access to the information that interests you.
If you reduce the size of a column, the grid might no longer be scrollable. What is more, column size customization is preserved between sessions.
The date when a change is first announced in the release notes is the date when it first becomes available.
If you don't see the change yet, you can expect to see it soon, after we roll out changes to all the regions.
We recommend that you regularly check the deprecation timeline for any updates regarding features that will be deprecated and removed.
- 22 December 2023
- Introducing RealVNC for live streaming and remote control
- 15 December 2023
- Announcing new rate limits
- 14 December 2023
- Enabling the authentication of external feeds
- 11 December 2023
- Enforcing deletion confirmation
- Registering client certificates for Chromium-based automations on Serverless machines
- Viewing process folders
- 8 December 2023
- Enabling the pending jobs troubleshooting option
- 6 December 2023
- Column views for jobs and logs pages
- When can I see these changes?
- Deprecation timeline