Using a remote repository and Version Control allows you to back up and properly store different versions of your Client, which you can restore at any point in time. It also allows you to work on your own and collaboratively within a team in a setup with multiple environments.
Customers can use a remote repository to exchange data between clients and engines. By adhering to widely accepted industry standards, this enables:
Collaborative work on Automation applications across multiple clients
Transfer of objects between different environments with ease
Setting up templates for rapid deployment across multiple Automation Engine environments
External password vault integration for Login objects
You can now store passwords and agent credentials that are defined in the Login objects also in an external password storage. The supported integration with thisAEversion is the solution from CyberArk.
The AE REST API is an easy consumable and standardized API for developers. It provides an interface for third party applications to interact with the Automation Engine and allows the user to target it not only from Java, but from many programming languages. The AE REST API has a dedicated Java-based Communication Process (JCP) to process REST requests.
The following capabilities have been added in this release:
Start executions "recurring" or "once" (optional with alias)
The performance of the Workflow monitor and of the Workflow editor have been greatly improved.
Opening very large Workflows is now much quicker and your browser remains responsive while the tasks are being loaded. The new loading indicator clearly signalizes the loading progress.
The Workflow monitor has undergone a significant redesign:
The name of the Agent on which the task runs is now displayed in the task box. File Transfer tasks show the two Agents involved in the transfer.
The information visible in the task boxes is now organized in clear, dedicated areas: Name, title, alias, Agent at the top, status on the bottom left area and the information about time monitoring on the bottom right area. In the middle, an animated progress bar indicates that active tasks are being executed.
The color gradients that indicate the status of tasks have been removed. This gives the Workflow monitor a clearer, tidier look.
The information that is visible in the tasks boxes when you decrease the level of detail has been reduced. By hovering your mouse over the task, the tooltip displays all the information you need.
In the Workflow editor tasks boxes displayed with a reduced level of detail also display less information now.
The mini map in the Workflow monitor and in the Workflow editor has also been redesigned.
The task boxes within the mini map are resized automatically to always display the entire Workflow structure, no matter how many tasks it contains.
The connections between tasks are no longer visible. In case of very large Workflows (that is, precisely when the mini map is most necessary) it was impossible to recognize them and their rendering caused performance issues. For the same reason, the task boxes in the mini map do no longer show the details about the execution of the task.
Also in theProcess Monitoringperspective, the task filter is now much more manageable. Instead of presenting all filter possibilities, many of which you may not want to use, it allows you to create your own filter. By adding the filter criteria that are relevant to you, you can now decide what you want to see in theFilterpane.
More bulk operations are now available for tasks in theProcess Monitoringperspective. You can now select multiple tasks and right-click to ignore sync conditions, ignore queues or to delete, for example.
New combo boxes provide now much more functionality.
You can see at a glance if a combo box allows bulk selection or if you can select just one entry in the list. Combo boxes that allow bulk selection displayAllin the input field. When you select multiple entries, the total number is displayed. In addition, a tooltip shows the complete list of the selected entries.
Combo boxes that select objects provide even more functions, for example:
Fields that allow the input of variables or VARA objects are now easy to identify because the combo box contains theSelect Variableoption. You can either type the name of the variable or VARA object or you can open the variable picker from the combo box and select one.
You can now create a new object directly from within the combo box. The object is available for selection immediately after creation.
Objects that are stored in Client 0 but that are relevant for other Clients are available in the list and can be selected.
You can add placeholders to the list in the combo box. Placeholders are replaced by the final object once it has been created.
Combo boxes to select Calendar Events allow you to filter events using the Calendars in which they are defined.
You can perform the same operations on the objects as in theExplorerin theProcess Assemblyperspective.
More keyboard shortcuts have been implemented that make your daily work more comfortable. For example, pressing [Enter] or [Esc] on your keyboard. SeeKeyboard Shortcuts.
The warning, error and notification dialogs have been redesigned to display the information in a user-friendlier way and to provide more content.
When you refresh your browser by pressing F5, Ctrl+R or Cmd+R, the content of theAutomic Web Interfaceis now also refreshed.
To help you avoid inadvertently executing or unblocking a task or deleting an object, a dialog is displayed on screen prompting you to confirm your action.
The context-menus have been als redesigned. They options are now organized in groups of actions that belong together.
License Reporting Tool
PostgreSQL is now supported as a new database.
Analytics and Reporting on External Data
Analytics & Reporting on AWA/ARA Data introduced with version 12 as part of platform.
Analytics & Reporting is now able to include data from external sources.
Reuse existing platform capabilities for data integration (VARA.SQL, VARA.SQLI, VARA.EXECUTE,…)
Visualize metrics from automated systems or from business processes.
Can be used in package solutions like: Temenos /Disaster recovery / ...
Enables theAutomation Engineto respond to more sophisticated event triggers.
Reduces overhead of manually scripting and system overhead of processing IF-THEN-LOGIC.
Allows you to process rules against any Automic object. Not limited to tasks and Workflows.
Exposes as much event processing as required vs full complex event processing.
Supports up to 50,000 events per second.
Enables use of intelligent automation.
DCS (Data Service Collection)
Data Collection Service (DCS) is a feature where CA Automic One Automation Platform collects data on its internal mechanisms and its IT environment. The data can be automatically sent to Automic. You can also access the data and use it for internal purposes.
By sharing data with Automic, you help Automic build knowledge from customer environments and work on enhancements on products and services. The data sharing mechanism is secure and auditable.
Internally, data can be exported from CA Automic One Automation Platform and sent to a third-party reporting application for example.