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Workflow execution failure on pressing return button in password field


Article ID: 87367


Updated On:


CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine


Affects Release version(s): 7;8

Error Message :

When attempting to execute a Workflow that requires a password, the password is entered and the Enter key is pressed, but the focus is not on the Execute button so the return does not have the expected effect, which is to save the password, close the dialogue box and execute the Workflow.  Instead, the password is not saved (it has a null value) and as a result the Workflow does not run.


  1. Create a Dynamic Property with type Protected, Value prompt on Execution with Default value
  2. Execute the workflow
  3. Do not input any at step require to input protected field

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Actual results
Empty value is used

Expected results
Default value is used


Cause type:
Root Cause: Prompt protected value is passed to AE as empty.


OS Version: NA


Update to a fix version listed below or a newer version if available as the following issues have been resolved:
  1. When a protected property is required to be entered at Execution time: if the user types in a value and presses the Enter key to start the deployment, an empty value is passed to AE. Correction: the input value is passed to AE.
  2. When the protected property has a default value: if the user does not change the value at Execution time and clicks the Execute button to start the deployment, an empty value is passed to AE. Correction: the default value is passed to AE. 

Fix Status: Released

Fix Version(s):
Release Manager 8.0.0 - Available
Release Manager 7.0.2 - Available
Application.Release.Automation 6.0.5 - Available

Additional Information

Workaround :
  1. After typing the value, click the Execute button to start the deployment. 
  2. Avoid using default values for protected properties or retype the value every time you execute the Workflow.


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