Assets in Orchestrator CE and Config.xlsx

Can anyone help me out on this topic.

We are adding credentials and URL path in assets section in Orchestrator account. But why we have to add the assets name into “Settings” sheet in Config.xlsx and why we are not adding it to “Asset” sheet in Config excel file. Even if we are adding credential/URL name into asset sheet then also, it is unable to collect those values from orchestrator account. Why?

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Hi @satyajit.samanta

Its a good question. There is actually a difference in Credential asset and a normal asset in orchestrator.

Though this is also considered as an Asset in orchestrator, the way we process this is quite different. Compared with other asset types (text, integer, bool etc), credential type has two types. One is the username which can be considered as a string and the password which is an encrypted secure string type. Basically, it contains two values while others have only one. Additonally, Handling credential type is bit different because of this. When it comes to studio, Credential types are handled using Get Credential activity while others are handled using Get Asset & Set Asset activities. So, when getting values, usual integer or string values can be just extracted and used. But, the structure of the Credential asset is different.

That is why we need to mention the Credential type asset in the Settings sheet of the config, while others can be listed in the Assets page. Credential type asset is actually a setting more than an asset because usernames and passwords can be changed quite frequently.

Hope this helps!!

If this works for you, please make sure to mark my answer as the solution so it could help others who are searching for this difference too :slight_smile:


Thank you @Lahiru.Fernando for your brief explanation. It really helped me out to understand this one.

Hi @satyajit.samanta

Glad to hear it helped you… please mark my answer as the solution to help others who are searching for the same

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