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Turn complex requirements to workflows
without leaving the comfort of your technology stack

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ActiveWorkflow works alongside your existing technology stack to give you an easy and structured way to:

  • Group business logic for periodic execution—for example, to generate and distribute a weekly PDF report.
  • Poll resources—for example, to check if a file has become available on S3.
  • Orchestrate event-driven functionality—for example, to trigger a customised email campaign in reaction to a pattern of user behaviour.

You can do all of the above by creating, scheduling, and monitoring workflows of agents, which are self-contained services (or microservices) written in any programming language you choose. ActiveWorkflow as a platform gives you a simple way for connecting your agents (services), extensive logging, state management, and a foundation to build a scalable and reliable system without vendor lock-in.

ActiveWorkflow is not a no-code platform, but it does offer a fully featured UI so that both software engineers and other stakeholders can manage and monitor workflows.

Periodic Execution ◆ Polling ◆ Orchestration

Screenshot of ActiveWorkflow

Getting Started

See the Getting Started documentation page for full details.

If you are in a hurry and wish to take a sneak peek, you can try ActiveWorkflow in one of the following ways.

Try it with Docker

docker run -p 3000:3000 --rm automaticmode/active_workflow

Once it starts you can login at http://localhost:3000 with admin/password.


You can find the full project documentation at

Screenshot of documentation


ActiveWorkflow started as a fork of Huginn with the goal of targeting solely business use, API and polyglot functionality, and a smaller codebase. ActiveWorkflow is incompatible with Huginn.


ActiveWorkflow is released under the MIT License.