Locking a Workflow definition

By Snehalatha

In general, any workflow could be triggered with two different ways:

  1. Triggering through some event
  2. Direct execution of the workflow  

In the case of “Triggering through some event”, we can try deactivating the workflow using the event linkage. But how to restrict the workflow being instantiated manually?

To achieve the above functionality, let’s create a simple workflow definition with a User Decision step.  


Save your workflow definition.  

Click on Basic data:


Now click on “Agent assignment for task”:


Now select your workflow definition and click on “Attributes”:

The following pop up appears:  

Now select the checkbox “Locked for instantiation”:  


Save and activate your workflow definition.  

Now when you try to execute the workflow definition, the following message would appear:  

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