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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 29, 2021

Use secure string variables in certain commands

Certain commands, like httpRequest or runWindowsScript that could require credentials for some actions, do not allow secure string variables in their declarations.

A review of all commands that could benefit from secure strings is required.

Try to add a secure string variable to the body of the command httpRequest, for example.



  • ADMIN RESPONSE
    Aug 20, 2021

    This is a valid requirement and we will consider for future releases

  • Guest
    Oct 21, 2022

    Levando-se em considerando o tempo expressado abaixo 12/2021, 09 meses atrás, me causa estranheza o comentário de que o comportamento da ferramenta está dentro do previsto, em se tratando de um problema de segurança que expõe nossos clientes, em especial 03 (três) Bancos. Isto nos preocupa pois nem preciso discursar sobre problemas jurídicos que teríamos que responder junto a um cliente deste segmento e é claro que não estaríamos sozinhos nesta. Peço brevidade com relação ao assunto.

  • Guest
    Oct 20, 2022

    Hi, we'd like to add to this idea/enhancement request the keyboard commands compatibility with SecureStrings.


    Keyboard commands such as SendKeys and TypeText allow users to type passwords in fields not recognized by the IBM RPA recorder. So surface automation in password fields is widely used by IBM RPA and requires the user to display the password in conventional strings so the keyboard commands can type them.


    Essential customers are requesting more attention to this subject, specifically keyboard commands.


    Please evaluate a secure way to do so.

  • Guest
    Dec 22, 2021

    Please consider adding this functionality to the "Send Text to Terminal" command as well.

1 MERGED

Enhance secure string capabilities

Merged
Add commands to append and compare secure strings, and supply as http request headers (for example as API_KEY)
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration