Package org.flowable.engine

Public API of the Flowable engine.

Typical usage of the API starts by the creation of a ProcessEngineConfiguration (typically based on a configuration file), from which a ProcessEngine can be obtained.

Through the services obtained from such a ProcessEngine, BPM and workflow operation can be executed:

RepositoryService: Manages Deployments.
RuntimeService: For starting and searching ProcessInstances.
TaskService: Exposes operations to manage human (standalone) tasks, such as claiming, completing and assigning tasks.
IdentityService: Used for managing users, groups and the relations between them.
ManagementService: Exposes engine administration and maintenance operations, which have no relation to the runtime exection of business processes.
HistoryService: Exposes information about ongoing and past process instances.
FormService: Access to form data and rendered forms for starting new process instances and completing tasks.