Get Credential activity couldn't read the password having special character '['

Scenario: We are currently running 7 bots on production. One of the bot has special character ‘[’ in the password. Orchestrator is allowing us to save the asset with special characters. But, “Get Credential” activity is not able to read the complete password (SECURE STRING format) due to the special character ‘[’ present in it. Hence, the bot is not able to login to the business applications.

Workaround: Convert the SECURE STRING datatype into STRING using System.Net.NetworkCredential(String.Empty, secStrTom_Password). But, it is not safe to store the password in STRING format.

Steps to reproduce: Store the password on Orchestrator with special character ‘[’. Use Get Credential Activity to read the password.

Current Behavior: Get Credential" activity unable to read the complete password due to the special character ‘[’ present in it. We need to convert the SECURE STRING datatype into STRING as a workaround.

Expected Behavior: Get Credential" activity should allow to read the complete password in SECURE STRING format only.

Studio/Robot/Orchestrator Version: Studio 2017.1.6522 Enterprise Edition

Last stable behavior: NA
Last stable version: NA
OS Version: Windows 7
Others if Relevant: (workflow, logs, .net version, service pack, etc): NA

I have the same problem how could help with please

how do you check the securestring variable, after using the activity?

for me I use type into and I want to type this [SOOD:10061] does not type because the of

type into will not type [ unless escaped (use [ twice)

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thank you for repaying sorry did not understand you well what you mean
but I can not escape it because its service id for companies

decode the string, escape it, encode it again then type it :slight_smile:

I am new to uipath can you show me example or same thing easy :blush:

sure, but lets see if the Community has other ideas

OK I am waiting thank you so much :blush:

When I try to run this Get Credential activity I faced weird issue where it typed the encrypted password in my application instead of the actual password. Anybody please help me in getting a solution.