Appian RPA System Requirements


This page describes the recommended minimum configurations for running Appian RPA, as well as other considerations to make sure your environment is well-suited to successfully execute robotic processes.

Console browser requirements

The Appian RPA console supports Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. Edge and Internet Explorer users may have some success using the Appian RPA console on these browsers, but it isn't recommended.

Resource requirements

In Appian RPA, a resource is the physical or virtual machine where a robotic process executes. We recommend resources have the following configuration for optimal performance:

  • RAM: 2GB
  • Operating system: 64-bit OS (x64-based)
  • Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2686 v4 @ 2.30GHz

Additionally, Java 8 must be installed on the resource to run robotic processes.


Be sure to add the resources to your Appian environment's firewall allow list, if applicable. The robotic process may not be able to execute successfully if the firewall blocks communication between the agent, resource, and server.

Development environment requirements

Appian recommends the following development environment for creating robotic processes:

Version compatibility matrix

Appian RPA is a feature of the Appian platform, but its releases are independent from the rest of the platform. This release process allows for more rapid development so you get access to new features, bug fixes, and improvements faster. Some of these updates may rely on feature availability in Appian. Therefore, if you're using an older version of the Appian platform, Appian RPA may not be able to take advantage of those features.

Refer to the table below to see if your version of Appian is fully compatible with the latest version of Appian RPA.

  20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 21.1
7.0 Yes No No No No
7.1 Yes Yes No No No
7.2 Yes Yes Yes No No
7.4 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
7.5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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