Admin Plugins

Plugin Compatibility

Please note that the code of Admin plugins might need to be migrated when updating Camunda 7 to a higher version (e.g. CSS styles).

Admin uses the concept of plugins to add own functionality without having to extend or hack the Admin web application.

For further details about the concepts behind plugins, please read the Cockpit plugins section.

Difference between Cockpit and Admin plugins:

  • To publish the plugin with Admin, its class name must be put into a file called org.camunda.bpm.admin.plugin.spi.AdminPlugin that resides in the directory META-INF/services.
  • The plugin mechanism of Admin does not allow to provide additional SQL queries by using MyBatis mappings.

Plugin Points

Here you can see the various points at which you are able to add your own plugins.


Name: admin.route

This plugin points properties contain the attribute path, which stands for the hashRoute for this page. This will be rendered when the user navigates in the browser to the url, e.g. #/my-path.

properties: {
  path: "/my-path"


Name: admin.dashboard.section

With Camunda 7.5, the Admin webapp gets a dashboard based on plugins similar to the Cockpit dashboard ones.

This plugin points properties contain the attributes label and pagePath, which are the heading of the new Section as well as the linked sub-page of the heading. If pagePath is undefined, the label will not be rendered as a link.

properties: {
  label: "My Plugin",
  pagePath: '#/myPage'

You can find examples of Admin dashboard plugins here.

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