How to install activiti-explorer on WildFly-JBoss
- Published: 29 August 2016
This short tutorial will teach you how to deploy activiti-explorer Web application on WildFly / JBoss EAP using a custom database such as PostgreSQL.
First of all, download Activiti last stable release from http://www.activiti.org/download.html.
There, within the zip file, you will find the war folder which contains the activiti-explorer.war file. Here are the steps for changing the database.
$ unzip activiti-explorer.war
Edit the file WEB-INF/classes/db.properties and specify the JDBC settings for the Database. This is the default file:
db=h2 jdbc.driver=org.h2.Driver jdbc.url=jdbc:h2:mem:activiti;DB_CLOSE_DELAY=1000 jdbc.username=sa jdbc.password=
Here's a sample configuration for PostgreSQL
db=postgres jdbc.url=jdbc:postgresql://localhost/activiti jdbc.driver=org.postgresql.Driver jdbc.username=postgres jdbc.password=postgres
In addition, consider that Activiti Explorer generates demo user and groups, process definitions and models by default. To disable this, the engine.properties file (also in the WEB-INF/classes folder) should be changed. To disable the demo setup fully you can set all of these properties to false. But as you can see you can also enable and disable items individually.
# demo data properties create.demo.users=true create.demo.definitions=true create.demo.models=true create.demo.reports=true
Update activiti-explorer with JDBC driver
Last step will be copying the JDBC Driver for your DB, in the WEB-INF/lib folder of activiti-explorer.war
$ cp postgresql-9.4-1204.jdbc4.jar activiti-explorer.war/WEB-INF/lib
Now, pack activiti-explorer.war and deploy the activiti-explorer to WildFly / JBoss
$ cp activiti-explorer.war $JBOSS_HOME/standalone/deployments