Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
What is Robotic Process Automation?
Robotic Process Automation is a type of Business Process Automation that helps organizations replace repetitive manual work with automation. RPA essentially creates a non-person account—a “bot”—that mimics the activities of a user. The bot accesses the user’s computer and interacts with various systems in the same manner a person would, using specific keystrokes to engage in two-way “conversations,” share and document information, launch programs, and run processes.
Robots typically need privileged access to other computers, applications, files, a website, databases, etc. PAM best practices avoid the need to hard code credentials into scripts and give security teams visibility to accounts the robots access and privileged activities they perform.