How to connect to Orchestra and get Credentials?

orchestrator
robot
configuration

#1

I can’t figure out either of the following:

  1. How to connect to Orchestrator?
  • When I publish my process from Studio, it just saves a local file that I have to manually upload to Orch. Is that what I am supposed to be doing?
  • Am I supposed to use the community version of Orchestrator?
  • Am I supposed to install it locally?
  1. How to retrieve Credential from Assets in Orchestrator?
    If I can’t establish a connection between Orcha and Studio without publishing…and I can’t publish without my code being validated… how am I supposed to us GetCredentials activity and unit test before publishing?

I’ve been through Levels 1 and 2 of the tutorial. If the answer is in a part of the tutorial I may have missed can you please let me know?


#2

Hi @JDHOU,
I used to use the community version of Orchestrator for my tests from https://platform.uipath.com. Have you created the tenant for yourself? Did you manage to establish a connection between your robot and Orchestrator as shown e.g. starting from 5:05 on https://academy.uipath.com/lms/index.php?r=player&course_id=304#training? The Orchestrator URL would be https://platform.uipath.com then. Let’s start from here I guess.


#3

I found the answer, I think, by reading through the documentation. The documentation, however, is outdated and shows one of uipath’s old installers, which allows you to select optional parts of the uipath ecosystem to install. The one that’s now available simply installs Studio and doesn’t offer these options.

The doc says to change some settings on the computer’s local group policy. That was helpful, actually. You have to give the Remote Desktop Users group access to three functions. It also mentions to run the installer as an administrator in order have the option of installing the local Orchestrator client that connects to the Orchestrator server. I had to then uninstall UIPath Studio, which was also tricky. I was not able to re-run the installer to modify or delete the install via “programs and features.” I was also unable to re-run the installer from the download link. It would crash after detecting my previous installation. I had to manually delete the UIPATH directory in my local profile, then re-run the installer as an Administrator. Finally, the Uipath icon appeared in my system tray!

I wish UIPath would include these important instructions at the beginning of the tutorial. I installed Studio at the beginning of level one, but didn’t find out the installation was missing the Orchestrator piece until about 180 tutorial slides later. When I went to the documentation, it referenced a .msi file that is no longer available. They must have folded everything into a single .exe installer. I lost several hours to this.


#4

Sorry to hear that. Hope everything is going to work well from now on.


#5

Thank you! And for anyone else who is having this problem, before installing UIPath Studio edit your group policy like so:

In Win 10: Start> type “edit group”> select Edit Group Policy
in Local Group Policy Editor > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment
Make sure Remote Desktop Users group has the following:

  • Access this computer from the network
  • Allow log on locally
  • Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services

Then, hold SHIFT and right-click on the UIPath installer and select “run as administrator”

It’s important to do this when initially setting up Studio otherwise you may not be able to set up Orchestrator properly when you have to interact with it several days after you begin the tutorial. There is a very important Orchestrator client that is included with the UIPath Studio .exe installer and will not get installed unless you follow these strange steps.


#6