My password appears in plaintext if I use an Open step when connecting to RDP. How can I mask it?


You can mask your password in the URI box by creating a Password type variable on Design Studio, then passing its argument to Desktop Automation (Device Automation.).

Please refer to the procedure below.
(We present you a procedure that uses a password store for more security)


  1. Create a variable to store the login password.

  2. Enter the variable name in "Name".
    (Example) pass

  3. Select "Password (simple)" in the drop-down menu in "Type and Initial/Test Values".

  4. Add a Lookup Password step to get the store information of the password.

  5. Enter the user name in "User Name".

  6. Enter the name of the target system in "Target System".

  7. In the Variable drop-down menu, select the variable created in step 1

  8. Add a Desktop Automation (Device Automation) step.

  9. Click the「+」button in "Input Value".

  10. Check "Variable" in the drop-down menu of "Input Value" inside the "Configuration: An input value" dialog box.

  11. From the "Select a Variable" drop-down menu, select the variable you have created in step 1.

  12. Click OK.5.png
  13. Click the Edit button next to "Workflow".6.png

  14. Add an Open step to the automation workflow.

  15. Select "local" in the drop-down menu at: Device → Use

  16. In "URI", enter the following:
    rdp://{LoginID}:{login password}@{IP address or host name}
    (Example) the login ID is "Administrator"、the variable that stores the login password of step 1 is "pass"、the IP address is "192.168.X.X"

For instructions on how to connect to RDP, please refer to the First Steps Guide, p.69.
Please note that you will need a BizRobo! PORTAL account to view the First Steps Guide. Please see here for details.

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