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Orbeon Forms

Web Forms for the Enterprise and the Government

Last updated for Orbeon Forms 2021.1.3 (April 2022)

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What is Orbeon Forms?

Orbeon Forms is an open source, standard-based web forms solution, which includes:

  • Form Builder: a browser-based visual form authoring tool
  • Form Runner: a runtime environment which facilitates the deployment and integration of large and complex forms

For more information about Orbeon Forms, please visit

What's new

Downloading and installing

Orbeon Forms comes in two editions:

  • Community Edition (CE)
  • Professional Edition (PE)

For more information and downloadable binaries, see the download page.

The system requirements and installation procedure are detailed on Installing Orbeon Forms.

Community and support

See the community page. In a nutshell:


All documentation is available online:

What's happening?

Compiling Orbeon Forms

You usually don't have to compile Orbeon Forms yourself. But if you want to, see Building Orbeon Forms.

The source code of Orbeon Forms CE is available on github.

Orbeon Forms is written mainly using the following languages and technologies:

  • Scala
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • XForms, XSLT, and other XML technologies

Known bugs and requests for enhancements (RFEs)

For a list of known issues and RFEs, check the issue tracking system.

Third-party software

This product includes:

Please consult the third-party-licenses directory for more information about individual licenses.


We would like to thank YourKit, LLC for kindly supporting open source projects like Orbeon Forms with the full-featured YourKit Java Profiler.

Copyright 1999-2022 (C) Orbeon, Inc. All rights reserved.


Orbeon Forms is an open source web forms solution. It includes an XForms engine, the Form Builder web-based form editor, and the Form Runner runtime.







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