Download and Installation

First you need to set up your development environment and install the Camunda BPM Platform and the Camunda Modeler.


Make sure you have the following set of tools installed:

  • Java JDK 1.7+,
  • Apache Maven (optional, if not installed you can use embedded Maven inside Eclipse.)
  • A modern web browser (recent Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 11 will work fine)
  • Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE)

Camunda BPM Platform

First, download a distribution of the Camunda BPM platform. You can choose from different distributions for various application servers. In this tutorial, we will use the Apache Tomcat based distribution. Download it from the download page.

After having downloaded the distribution, unpack it inside a directory of your choice. We will call that directory $CAMUNDA_HOME.

After you have successfully unpacked your distribution of the Camunda BPM platform, execute the script named start-camunda.bat (for Windows users), respectively (for Unix users).

This script will start the application server and open a welcome screen in your web browser. If the page does not open, go to http://localhost:8080/camunda-welcome/index.html.

Getting Help

If you have trouble setting up the Camunda BPM platform, you can ask for assistance in the Camunda Users Forum.

Camunda Modeler

Follow the instructions in the Camunda Modeler section.

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