Download and Installation

First, you need to install the Camunda BPM Platform and the Camunda Modeler.

In the following section, we’ll describe how to install the Camunda BPM Platform locally on your machine.

Hint

If you prefer, you can also run the Camunda BPM Platform with Docker:

docker pull camunda/camunda-bpm-platform:latest
docker run -d --name camunda -p 8080:8080 camunda/camunda-bpm-platform:latest

Afterwards, you can install the Camunda Modeler.

Prerequisites

Please make sure you have the following installed:

  • Java Runtime Environment 1.7+

You can verify this by using your terminal, shell, or command line:

java -version

If you need to install Java Runtime Environment, you can find the download from Oracle here.

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’ll use the Apache Tomcat-based distribution. Download it from the download page.

After downloading the distribution, unpack it inside a directory of your choice.

After you’ve successfully unpacked your distribution of the Camunda BPM platform, execute the script named start-camunda.bat (for Windows users) or start-camunda.sh (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 on its own, go to http://localhost:8080/camunda-welcome/index.html.

Camunda Modeler

Download the Camunda Modeler from the download page.

After downloading the Modeler, simply unzip the download in a folder of your choice.

After you have successfully unpacked the zip, run camunda-modeler.exe (for Windows users), camunda-modeler.app (for Mac users), or camunda-modeler.sh (for Linux users).

Next Step

Once you’ve installed the Camunda Platform and the Camunda Modeler, you can move to the next step to model and execute your first process.

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