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Programming language: Ruby
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Automation    
Latest version: v0.9.12

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ActiveWorkflow helps you to automate your business or product workflows with software agents; autonomous entities that act on schedule or react to external triggers. These unsupervised agents -which can be written in any programming language- connect to APIs, process information, perform routine tasks, and generally enable you to automate internal or external workflows.

Getting Started

See the Getting Started wiki page and follow the simple setup process.

Try it on Heroku!

A quick and easy way to check out ActiveWorkflow is by deploying it to Heroku.

All you need to do is click the button bellow and fill in the environment variables for your seed user (admin): SEED_USERNAME, SEED_PASSWORD (must be at least 8 characters long) and SEED_EMAIL.


!Note!: The button above deploys ActiveWorkflow on a single dyno so it could be run using Free Heroku plan. This configuration is not recommended for production. See Getting Started for more details.


Once you have ActiveWorkflow up and running you will want to configure some agents and most probably to arrange them in one or more workflows. You can use ActiveWorkflow via its web interface or its REST API as illustrated in the diagram below, where a1-a6 are six agents and w1-w3 are three workflows these agents participate in.

Creating Agents

There are currently three ways to create agents, listed below in order of ease:

  1. You can create a new instance of a built-in agent and configure it via the web interface following the agent's configuration options and inline documentation. With 30+ built-in agents you have the ability to address many common business workflows.
  2. If the functionality you wish to achieve isn't directly possible with any of the built-in agents then you can use the (built-in) JavaScript agent which let's you write custom JavaScript code that can send and receive messages.
  3. Finally, if none of the above offers you the flexibility or the functionality you wish to achieve you can code and plug-in your own ActiveWorkflow agent. See How to Create Your Own Custom Agents (with the Remote Agent API) to learn how to do this.


You can find documentation at the ActiveWorkflow Wiki.


ActiveWorkflow started as a fork of Huginn with the goal of solely targeting business use. ActiveWorkflow is incompatible with Huginn.


ActiveWorkflow is released under the [MIT License](LICENSE).

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the ActiveWorkflow README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.