With the rollout of the UiPath Cloud Platform, we changed how we authenticate users in Orchestrator APIs. Unfortunately, this had the unintended consequence of breaking code that people used to script Orchestrator actions in the Community Orchestrator. For more details, see this thread.
To remedy this, we are enabling back the old method of authentication (basic authentication) temporarily to unblock users while we roll out our more permanent solution.
Basic authentication will only be enabled for accounts that are migrated from the Community Orchestrator and users that already existed prior to the migration. Newly created accounts and newly created orchestrator users will not have this access.
Please note that over the next week we will be rolling out a new way to connect that will enable all accounts to use APIs on the new and migrated cloud orchestrators.
UPDATE [June 11]: The new API guide is now published and is linked at the bottom of this post.
FOR ACCOUNTS MIGRATED FROM COMMUNITY ORCHESTRATOR USING OLD USERS AND OLD CREDENTIALS
- Use platform.uipath.com as the URL in your API call
- Use the same username and password that you used prior to migration. Do not reset the password. If you already reset the password, continue to use the old password that you had before resetting.
- Use the same tenant name that you used in the past
Note that API access using basic authentication will continue to work until July 15. We will publish a guide next week for how to connect to the cloud orchestrator that does not involve basic authentication (more secure). We ask you to please switch to that new method before July 15.
FOR NEW ACCOUNTS
Newly created accounts will not have API access using basic authentication. New accounts have no basic authentication usernames and passwords, unfortunately, and there is no way to create new ones for them.
UPDATE [June 11]: This new API guide describes how to consume APIs for cloud tenants for all new and migrated accounts going forward: https://orchestrator.uipath.com/v2019/reference#consuming-cloud-api
We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. All users with existing scripts should now be unblocked. Please let us know if you encounter any further problems.