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Alfresco One 5.x Developer's Guide - second edition by Jeff Potts, Benjamin Chevallereau

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Wiring a process to the Alfresco UI

So far you've learned the definition of workflow, specifics around the Activiti engine, and how to deploy processes. But the discussion up to this point hasn't been specific to Alfresco. In Alfresco, users need to:

  • Start workflows
  • Add one or more pieces of content to a workflow ("Approve an application form", for example)
  • Assign tasks to users and/or groups, and work with the tasks assigned to them
  • Provide process-specific metadata for a specific workflow such as due dates, priority, special processing instructions, or any other custom metadata you can think of

Activiti is just an engine-it is up to the application embedding the engine to expose the capabilities of the engine to the user interface. Alfresco's already ...

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