Centralized BPM deployments can greatly benefit from the ability to control access to process definitions and instances ensuring that users can use and monitor only a set of processes that they are authorized for. In this article Boris Lublinsky shows how to extend JBoss jBPM to define and support process access authorization.
Boris Lublinsky discusses task management in the jBPM and then demonstrates how to implement four advanced user interaction patterns(4-eyes principle, nomination, escalation, and chained execution) using JBoss and the jBPM. He also notes the advantages and limitations of these patterns.
Orchestrating activities that extend over very long periods (hours, days, weeks) is a common design issue. Although technically BPM engines are specifically design to ideal with this issue, they do so with standalone processes with corresponding issues arising from callback mechanisms. This article we will show one of the approaches to use JBoss jBPM for solving this problem.
In a new article Boris Lublinsky discusses how the JBoss middleware platform, specifically JBoss ESB and jBPM (JBoss Business Process Management) can be used for building composite service solutions. 1