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Intalio|BPMS is is business process management system (BPMS).

According to Intalio's product description, “Intalio” (retrieved, Dec 10 2012)

The product has two components:

  • The BPMS engined implementing BPEL 2.0
  • A BPMN 1.0 Designer that can translate designs into BPEL

1 Software

1.1 Features

  • WYSIWYG creation and integration of AJAX forms that offer wide variety of controls
  • Business Rules Engine along with a decision table editor
  • Business Activity Monitoring through
  • web UI for workflow management and process monitoring

1.2 Versions

As of dec 2012, Intalo PBMS 6.5.0 supports BPMN 1.2 and runs BPEL 2.0. Support of BPMN 2 is planned for version 7. (2013).

2 BPMN Designer installation and first use

2.1 Download and installation

1) Download from: http://bpms.intalio.com/downloads.html (as of dec 2012)

2) Take the version for your OS. Windows has an installer, the others are *gz archives that you should unpack

3) Run the designer-installer.jar file

  • Double click under Windows

2.2 First use

Under Ubuntu, run the application with

./designer

It will ask for a workspace directory.

Under linux, the default is ~/.workspace.

It also requires you to login to http://community.intalio.com

You must have a login there .... do it.

2.3 Start a new project

  • Menu: File-> New -> Intalio|Designer Business Process project
Designer - Create a new project

2.4 Create a diagram

  • Menu File -> New -> Business process diagram
Designer - Create a first BPMN drawing

2.5 Create a form

  • Menu File -> New -> Workflow Form

3 Server installation and configuration

3.1 Download

1) Download from: http://bpms.intalio.com/downloads.html (as of dec 2012). I took Intalio|BPMS Release 6.3.1 for all platforms

2) Unzip the file somewhere, e.g. in your home directory, type

unzip intalio-bpms-6.3.1.zip (or similar)

Further below, we assume that the server directory sits in ~/intalio-bpms-6.3.1 (or whatever version you have got). So go there:

cd installation_path/intalio-bpms-6.3.1

3.2 Configuration of the server

This is only needed if you want to change HTTP vs. HTTPS and the server port number. Tested with 12.04.1 LTS 64 bit on my desktop machine 16:25, 17 December 2012 (CET)

cd extras
./groovy.sh  change_http_port.groovy 

You should see:

This script updates Intalio|BPP configuration and deployment files
when you change your application server's HTTP or HTTPS port
Do you want to use HTTP or HTTPS? [default: HTTP] 
New HTTP port number? [default: 8080] 
Press [ENTER] to start.
[... a few screen fulls of stuff ]

3.3 Modifying the scripts to include the Java path

I suggest editing the startup/shutdown scripts in the bin directory to include the java path

Edit bin/startup.sh and bin/shutdown.sh and insert the following in the beginning of the files:

# JAVA_HOME=/usr/bin/java
JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle/
export JAVA_HOME

3.4 Running the BPS server under Ubuntu

Tested with 12.04.1 LTS 64 bit on 16:25, 17 December 2012 (CET)

 ./bin/startup.sh  

You should see something like:

Using CATALINA_BASE:   /home/schneide/intalio-bpms-6.3.1
Using CATALINA_HOME:   /home/schneide/intalio-bpms-6.3.1
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /home/schneide/intalio-bpms-6.3.1/temp
Using JRE_HOME:        /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle/
Using CLASSPATH:       :/home/schneide/intalio-bpms-6.3.1/bin/jcl104-over-slf4j-1.4.3.jar:/home/schneide/intalio-bpms-6.3.1/bin/slf4j-api-1.4.3.jar:/home/schneide/intalio-bpms-6.3.1/bin/slf4j-log4j12-1.4.3.jar:/home/schneide/intalio-bpms-6.3.1/bin/log4j-1.2.15.jar:/home/schneide/intalio-bpms-6.3.1/var/log:/home/schneide/intalio-bpms-6.3.1/bin/bootstrap.jar

Use it:

http://localhost:8080/bpms-console
login = admin
password = changeit

Change the password

Edit files security.xml. These can be found in two locations
./var/config/security.xml
./webapps/bpms-console/WEB-INF/classes/security.xml

The FAQ mentions console-security.xml and that is wrong on 16:25, 17 December 2012 (CET), since such a file doesn't exist)

Restart

./bin/shutdown.sh
./bin/startup.sh