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SAP Intelligent RPA 2.0: Machine and User anonymization

In SAP Intelligent RPA 2.0 we introduce the possibility to anonymize the machine and user name. It provides the possibility for customer to add security and confidentiality as the names will be hidden in the agent systray as well as in the cloud factory. The anonymization is done by computing a new name with a cryptographic hash function.

There is two ways to enable the anonymization.

 

Command Line

To anonymize the names, you have to enter this command line: Ctxtrun.exe –anonymous

You can also add a prefix that will be concatenated at the front of the computed new name. To enable the option, enter this command line: Ctxtrun.exe -anonymous -prefix myPrefix

Note: Prefixes must be 8 characters maximum, if you enter a bigger string, just the first 8 characters will be taken. When you add a prefix a “_” is added after it.

 

Registry Editor

The other way to enable this option is to use the registry editor. At the path HKEY_CURRENT_USER_\Software\SAPIntelligent RPA\Desktop Agent add a new string value called “anonymous” and put the value at true.

If you want to add a prefix, create a string value called “anonymousPrefix” and put the value of the prefix you want.

Once the anonymization is enabled the machine and user name is replaced by a hash value and display like that in the agent. You need to restart the agent and login again to allow the changes to take place.

 

Agent systray

Once the agent has restarted, in the about section you can see the anonymized machine and user name.

 

Cloud factory

In the agent page of the factory, on the agent we can see the new machine and user name as well.

 

Conclusion

This feature allows you to add some privacy and security by hiding the machine and user name of the agents with a secured computed names.

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