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Setting up unattended robots

This article walks you through the steps for enabling and setting up unattended robots in modern folders.

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Before you begin

See the ABC of unattended robots.
Learn a few basic notions about background versus foreground automation in this section on process types.
Learn about the difference between user accounts and robot accounts.

The following table shows the UiPath Robot version required to run foreground/background processes according to the robot credential considerations.

Process type

Robot credential considerations

Robot version

Background

With credentials

Any

Foreground

With credentials

Any

Background

Without credentials

21.8+

Foreground

Without credentials

Invalid configuration! Jobs cannot be executed.

Setting up unattended robots for user accounts


This procedure walks you through the steps for enabling unattended robots for user accounts.

  1. Add or edit a user account and assign roles to it. See Assigning Roles for details.
  2. On the Robot setup tab, enable the toggle for the unattended robot.
  3. Select the Robot credentials option if you want to execute foreground processes with the unattended robot. Clear it if you want to execute only background processes.
  1. For robots with credentials the following additional fields must be configured:

Field

Description

Domain\Username

The user account under which the robot runs.
For domain-joined users, use the domain\username syntax. For example deskover\localUser1.
For local Windows accounts, use the host_machine_name\username syntax, with the host machine's name instead of the domain. For example, LAPTOP1935\localUser2.
For local Windows accounts residing on multiple host machines, which you want to use regardless of machine, use the .\username syntax with a dot instead of the host machine name. For example .\localUser3.

Credential store

The credential store to be used for your password. Click here for details about credential stores.

Password

The password used to log on to the machine on which UiPath Robot is installed.

Credential type

Specifies the type of password credential.

  1. Enable the Run only one job at a time option to restrict a user account from simultaneously executing multiple jobs.
  2. On the Robot settings tab, configure execution settings for the corresponding UiPath Robot.
  3. Click Add. The user account is created/updated. One unattended floating robot is created for the user.

 

Setting up unattended robots for robot accounts


This procedure walks you through the steps for enabling unattended robots for robot accounts.

  1. Add or edit a robot account and assign roles to it. See Assigning Roles for details.
  2. On the Robot setup tab, select the Robot credentials option if you want to execute foreground processes with the unattended robot. Clear it if you want to execute only background processes with the unattended robot.
  1. For robots with credentials the following additional fields must be configured:

Field

Description

Domain\Username

The account under which the robot runs.
For domain-joined accounts, use the domain\username syntax. For example deskover\localUser1.
For local Windows accounts, use the host_machine_name\username syntax, with the host machine's name instead of the domain. For example, LAPTOP1935\localUser2.
For local Windows accounts residing on multiple host machines, which you want to use regardless of machine, use the .\username syntax with a dot instead of the host machine name. For example .\localUser3.

Credential store

The credential store to be used for your password. Click here for details about credential stores.

Password

The password used to log on to the machine on which UiPath Robot is installed.

Credential type

Specifies the type of password credential.

  1. On the Robot settings tab, configure execution settings for the corresponding UiPath Robot.
  2. Click Add. The user account is created/updated. One unattended floating robot is created for the user.

Updated about a month ago


Setting up unattended robots


This article walks you through the steps for enabling and setting up unattended robots in modern folders.

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