Blue Prism Desktop
Blue Prism Desktop enables users to run centrally-developed and validated processes with the added confidence that they are in compliance with IT and security standards. As a result, teams are assured that auditability and data governance are not compromised.
Desktop requires the following components:
You can see how the components fit together in the architecture diagram:
The information below describes each required component with links to downloads, documentation, and videos. It is recommended that the components are installed in the order shown below.
The components must be installed in a dedicated environment which will be accessed from user’s computers via the Blue Prism Desktop client application.
The videos are only available in English.
The videos can be used to provide guidance for other versions of the software, but there may be differences in the content and screens. For the installation instructions for the version you require, refer to the documentation.
A. Install Blue Prism Enterprise
This is used to administer Desktop and must be installed in an environment dedicated to Desktop, separate from your usual Blue Prism Enterprise installation.
B. Install Blue Prism API
Provides an interface for Desktop to connect with the Blue Prism database and provides predefined capabilities so Blue Prism can interact programmatically using a RESTful API.
A. Install WebView2
Microsoft Edge WebView2 is a prerequisite for using Authentication Server with Blue Prism. It must be installed locally on any machine that runs the Blue Prism interactive client.
B. Install Erlang OTP
Erlang is a prerequisite for the installation of Authentication Server.
C. Install RabbitMQ
RabbitMQ is a prerequisite for the installation of Authentication Server.
D. Install IIS
IIS is a prerequisite for the installation of Authentication Server and must be installed on the web server.
E. Install .NET
.NET is a prerequisite for the installation of Authentication Server and must be installed on the web server. Please check the documentation for the version of .NET that is required.
F. Install Blue Prism Hub
Authentication Server is a component of Blue Prism Hub.
G. Configure Authentication Server
Configure Authentication Server to interface with Blue Prism.
A. Blue Prism Digital Worker API
Provides an interface between Blue Prism Desktop and the Blue Prism database, allowing Blue Prism Desktop to obtain all the information it needs to run automated processes.
B. Blue Prism Desktop Client
Used to run Blue Prism processes in real time and must be installed locally on each Desktop users computer.
- Components, licensing, and architecture – Information about how Desktop components fit together and details of how licensing works.
- Desktop 1.0 Release notes – Details of this first release.
- Desktop online documentation – Blue Prism Desktop online documentation home page.
- Desktop Client user documentation – The Desktop help center for Desktop client end users.
- Desktop Process Developer guide – Special considerations when developing processes for Desktop.
- Desktop Administrator guide – System administration that is specific to Desktop.