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The Imixs-mvc-example provides a MVC 1.0 web application integrating the Imixs-Workflow engine. You can take this application as a scaffolding for your own web business application based on the Imixs-Workflow project.

Build the Application

The application is based on Maven. To build the application artifact form sources run:

$ mvn clean install


The example is developed against the application server wildfly. As MVC 1.0 implementation Ozark is based on Jersey, the web application need to replace the Wildly RestEasy implementation with the Jersey implementation of JAX-RS. This is done by the following additional maven dependency:



To build the application for Glassfish/Payara use the corresponding jersey dependency:


The Imixs-MVC-Example includes a Docker Container to run the sample application in a Docker container. The docker image is based on the docker image imixs/wildfly.

To run the MVC Sample Application in a Docker container, the container need to be linked to a postgreSQL database container. The database connection is configured in the Wildfly standalone.xml file and can be customized to any other database system.

1. Build the Docker Image

To build the application together with the docker container run:

$ mvn clean install -Pdocker-build

2. Start the Application in a Docker Container

After you have created the docker image, you can start the application. The workflow engine needs a SQL Database. The project contains a pre-configured docker-compose file to start both containers:

$ docker-compose up

See the docker-compose.yml file for details,

You can start the application form your web browser:


The example application provides the following test users:

User Role Password
admin IMIXS-WORKFLOW-Manager admin
alex IMIXS-WORKFLOW-Manager alex
marty IMIXS-WORKFLOW-Author marty
melman IMIXS-WORKFLOW-Author melman
gloria IMIXS-WORKFLOW-Author gloria
skipper IMIXS-WORKFLOW-Author skipper
private IMIXS-WORKFLOW-Author private
rico IMIXS-WORKFLOW-Author rico

3. Upload the BPMN Model:

The application provides an example BPMN model "ticket". The BPMN Model is part of the project and located under /src/workflow/ticket.bpmn

Before you can create a new ticket within the application, make sure that you have uploaded the ticket BPMN model. To upload the model use the CURL command:

curl --user admin:adminpassword --request POST -Tsrc/workflow/ticket.bpmn http://localhost:8080/workflow/app/model/bpmn

After you have uploaded the ticket workflow model you can create a team and than start the ticket workflow.


During development you can use the docker-compose-dev.yml file. This stack maps the src/docker/deployments folder to the wildfly auto deploy directory.

$ docker-compose -f docker-compose-dev.yml up

you may have to grant the deployment folder first to allow the docker non privileged user to access this location.

$ sudo chmod 777 src/docker/deployments/
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