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In this blog post, you will learn how to create Environments, Agents, Agent Groups, and Machine. It is well suited when Environments are available from the debug mode (SAP iRPA Desktop).


This is useful when you need to connect your machine to SAP Intelligent RPA Cloud Factory which then allows you to run/debug and use the variables stored on the Cloud Factory.

The point to note that if an environment is not configured in a desktop agent then variables (Credentials and Texts) will not be accessible.


SAP Intelligent RPA version used: Desktop Studio

Steps in action

1. Environments creation 

Log-in to your SAP Intelligent RPA Cloud Factory active account, click on the menu item Environments, and create new environments according to your need choosing from Test, Dev, and Prod.

2. Agent Groups creation

Click on the menu item Agents and then click on the button 'New agent groups'.

Enter the desired name and choose Type = Machine. Please note that here we are configuring the machine (Desktop/Laptop).

Get the machine name. On your desktop/laptop, execute the command hostname (windows+R -> cmd) and copy the machine name.

Configure machine. Click on the symbol '+' and paste machine name in the field *Name (*Label will auto-populate), click on the button Create, and then Save.

Performed the following tasks to configure and connect your machine with an agent.

  1. Step inside your Environments (created in step-1)

  2. Click on the Agents tab

  3. Click to Add Agent

  4. Choose your created Agents group from the drop-down

  5. Select your configured machine

  6. Finally, click button Add.

3. Environments configuration in Desktop Agent

Start debugger and then click on the Settings.

Choose your desired environment and save. Now, you are done.


Now you should be able to create and configure environments, agents, and agents group, and configure it in the desktop studio.

To get more, please have a look at SAP Intelligent RPA – Use of Credential and Setting Activities (SAP iRPA Desktop Studio)

Happy learning!