Quick start guide

The Nintex RPA Central quick start guide is where to start if you are new to Nintex RPA Central.

Follow these steps to quickly get Nintex RPA Central working with Nintex RPA.

Obtain a valid license key

To complete the installation, have your license key ready. Your license key will be emailed to you upon purchase of your licenses. The license key will be the following format: XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX

Please contact Nintex Support with any questions.

Add or update a Nintex RPA Central license key

To add a license key:

  1. Select Settings in the top menu bar.
  2. Select License and SSL certificates on the left menu. The License information page displays.
  3. Select Add license key located on the top right of the page. The Nintex RPA Central License page displays.
  4. Note: Modify license key displays if a license key has already been entered.

  5. Type the Nintex RPA Central license key into the License key field.
  6. Click Save to save the license key.
  7. The license key is saved and the application restarts.

    The License information displays:

    • The Nintex RPA Central URL
    • Build Version
    • License Key
    • Enterprise Edition
      • Edition: Enterprise Edition
      • Botflow entitlement: The number of publishable botflows available for the license.
      • :
    • Bot Edition: The number of licensed bots available for the license.
      • Edition: Bot Edition
      • Bot entitlement: The number of enable-able bots availabl for the license.
    • Expiry (trial version): Lists the expiration date for a trial license.

Enable a Nintex RPA Central user

To enable or disable a user:

  1. Select the ellipses for the required user on the Users page. The sub-menu displays.
  2. If the user is enabled, you can disable that user. If the user is disabled, you can enable that user.

  3. Select Enable or Disable for the user as required.
  4. The Enabled check box displays:

    • Checked for enabled users.
    • Unchecked for disabled users.

Create additional Nintex RPA Central users

To create a new user:

  1. Click Create new on the Users page. The Create user page displays.
  2. Type the user name into the Username field.
  3. Select a role for the user from the drop-down list.
  4. Note: Users created with the Designer role can use Nintex RPA and not Nintex RPA Central. Designers can define botflows but are unable to publish them.

  5. Select the Enabled check box to enable the user. The check box is selected by default. All Administrator users must be enabled.
  6. Click Create to add the user to Nintex RPA Central. The new user displays in the user list.

Add a Botflow to Nintex RPA Central

BotflowsRPA file comprised of RPA actions designed to automate tasks. that are available in your Nintex RPA Central system display in the Drafts section of the Botflows page.

Ensure that your Nintex RPA is configured with the URL to Nintex RPA Central to enable Nintex RPA Central to manage your botflows.

Publish a Botflow

Botflows saved in Nintex RPA can be published in your Nintex RPA Central system and display in the Drafts section of the Botflows page.

Note: You cannot publish botflows in excess of your licensed botflow entitlement.

To publish a botflow:

  1. Select the ellipses for the required Botflow in the Drafts section on the Botflows page. The sub-menu displays.
  2. Select Publish.
  3. The selected Botflow displays in the Published botflows section on the Botflows page.

Create a job

To create a job:

Click Create Job. The Create Job page displays.

  1. Type or select information for:
    • Name: Enter a unique name for the job.
    • Botflow: Select an available Botflow from the drop-down list.
    • Data Set: Select an available data set from the drop-down list.
    • Assigned bot IDs: Select an available bot ID from the list.
  2. Optionally, select Create & add schedule to set a Start Date or recurring schedule for the job.
  3. Click Create to create the job.