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URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

  • 1.  URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 17 days ago

    Google (Chrome) and Microsoft (Edge) have announced that they are changing the way third-party browser extensions are supported. On January 1, 2023, any browser extension that uses their Manifest V2 (MV2) standard will no longer operate.   

     

    In response to this announcement, Blue Prism has created a new browser extension that supports Manifest V3 (MV3).  

      

    Customers who currently use either of these browsers as part of their automations must upgrade to a version of Blue Prism software that offers MV3 support by the end of 2022 and test their automations as part of that upgrade process. 

     

    In addition, customers should be aware that with MV3, Google (and Microsoft) have removed the capability to perform JavaScript invocation or injection. Customers who utilize that capability must modify their automations to overcome the vendor-imposed restrictions. 

     

    To help our community of users identify if they are impacted by this announcement - our product team has provided a utility that will determine if you are affected by this issue. We recommend that you run this utility, which can be found here https://digitalexchange.blueprism.com/dx/entry/3439/solution/manifest-v3-impact-assessment-utility

     

    If the utility identifies you are affected (i.e., Using Chrome or Edge / utilizing the JavaScript insert/invoke function) please make sure your organization completes the survey sent to them by their account or customer success manager.

    Note: this survey is intended for end-users of Blue Prism only. If you haven't received this survey and feel that you should have, please contact your Blue Prism representative. Information for Blue Prism partners is available on the Connect Partner Portal.

     

    Our upcoming releases (7.1 and 6.10.5) will contain Browser Extension support for Manifest V3. 

    [Note: these versions will also support those customers who could not apply the January 2022 Microsoft security patch update. Visit FAQs. http://portal.blueprism.com/customer-support/support-center#/path/-Featured-Articles/1784860762/-Solution-Windows-updates-from-11th-January-2022-causing-authentication-issues-in-Blue-Prism.htm] 

     

    Our communication regarding this event will evolve in the coming weeks and months. In the meanwhile, please find the latest information in our Knowledge Base FAQs. https://portal.blueprism.com/customer-support/support-center#/path/Alerts/1831250872/URGENT-NOTIFICATION-RELATED-TO-USE-OF-CHROME-AND-EDGE-BROWSERS-AS-PART-OF-BLUE-PRISM-AUTOMATIONS-ACTION-REQUIRED.htm


    #BluePrismNews
    #InsideRPA
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    Charlotte Kennett
    Director, Global Customer Marketing & Community
    Blue Prism
    Europe/London
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  • 2.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 16 days ago
    When will the new Blue Prism versions (7.1 or 6.10.5) be available for download?

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    James Hall
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  • 3.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 16 days ago
    Hi @James Hall - we don't have a set date for this yet, it's currently scheduled for Q2.
    All the latest release plans and schedules are available here.​

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    Charlotte Kennett
    Director, Global Customer Marketing & Community
    Blue Prism
    Europe/London
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  • 4.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 2 days ago
    Hi,

    I think it would be a little easier for everyone if your update plan was a little more concrete. Your release plan is "May to September" for 6.10.5 -> this is not Q2...
    And Q2 -> according to my calendar we are currently halfway there and there is still no concrete date?

    So what date are we talking about, end of June at the latest or even September?
    -> September would be a disaster for us

    I think all your customers, depending on the "size" of their infrastructure, need an early release to slowly start upgrading or testing.

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    Dennis Depping
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  • 5.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 2 days ago
    Hi @Dennis Depping - confirmed with the product management team that the current release dates are:
    • Blue Prism 7.1 - expected June 2022
    • Blue Prism 6.10.5 - expected July 2022

    The roadmap page is going to get an update within the next 24h with this information, and will be updated with months specifically.



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    Charlotte Kennett
    Director, Global Customer Marketing & Community
    Blue Prism
    Europe/London
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  • 6.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 16 days ago
    Thanks for sharing information.

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    Devendra Kumar Prajapati
    RPA Manager
    Infosys
    Chandigarh, India
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  • 7.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 15 days ago
    Java Script invoke is completely not supported by chrome and Edge browser or it is not supported by Blue prism only? Is there any other way we can invoke JavaScript to the browser?

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    Amlan Sahoo
    Senior RPA Consultant
    WonderBotz
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  • 8.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 15 days ago
    It's a requirement by the browser. Any RPA tool that currently uses something like Insert JavaScript Fragment will stop working in 2023. The documentation for Chrome Manifest V3 indicates there is still some way to invoke code dynamically, but I feel like it's still going to be a parameterized thing where the actual methods/functions have to exist already in the extension. I didn't look into it much because it doesn't matter much to me unless I can use it in Blue Prism.

    In any case, our best bet at this point is to go ahead and give Blue Prism any feedback we've been holding onto specifically about workarounds we've put in place using Insert JavaScript Fragment or Invoke JavaScript Function, and then Blue Prism can attempt to make that be built-in functionality. I've already sent a fair amount of feedback, and I plan to do more testing and provide anything else as well that I come across, and I definitely encourage anyone else to do the same.

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    Dave Morris
    3Ci at Southern Company
    Atlanta, GA
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  • 9.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 9 days ago

    Thank you Dave,

     

    You're right, the more insights and feedback we have from our community of what the JavaScript is currently being used for, means we can focus our engineers on the things that matter most (in a Manifest V3 friendly way).

     

    For the benefit of the Community: I'm the Blue Prism Product Manager who is leading on these Manifest V2 Sunset challenge.



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    Chris Strong
    Product Manager
    Blue Prism
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  • 10.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 3 days ago
    Where can we provide the feedback?
    My dev team used  the inserting of java fragments whenever the traditional methods of working with web elements are to slow. currently we have 29 objects that utilize this in one way or another and 157 Processes (some are test processes). this is a huge impact to not be able to inject java fragments. having to upgrade is one thing but have to upgrade and still not being able to utilize java fragments is creating a lot of rework.

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    Philip Deveau
    Design Authority Lead
    Sun Life
    America/Toronto
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  • 11.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 3 days ago
    Hi @Philip Deveau - this is the right place to provide the feedback, as this thread is being monitored by the team who are managing the response and used to inform our strategy moving forward, and I can confirm that we have taken note of the above.

    Is there any more feedback that you wish to share in regards to this? If so, you can either share it here or if there is any sensitive information I can contact your account team and our experts to schedule a follow-up.


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    Charlotte Kennett
    Director, Global Customer Marketing & Community
    Blue Prism
    Europe/London
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  • 12.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi, will the updated Chrome extension work with Blue Prism V7.0.1 ?

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    Rafael Romero
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  • 13.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 14 days ago

    Hello Rafeal,

     

    Re: Will the updated Chrome extension work with Blue Prism V7.0.1?

    We will also be providing Manifest V3 extension support for Blue Prism 7.0 too

    • It will probably be a separate extension to the one we make available with Blue Prism 7.1, as we generally provide separate ones per Blue Prism version to give you greater control over adopting changing within your automation environment.

     

    Kind regards

    Chris Strong

    Blue Prism Product Manager



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    Chris Strong
    Product Manager
    Blue Prism
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  • 14.  RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION RELATED TO USE OF CHROME AND EDGE BROWSERS AS PART OF BLUE PRISM AUTOMATIONS

    Posted 13 days ago
    Perfect thanks @Chris Strong

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    Rafael Romero
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