1. What You Will Learn

After finishing this guide you will understand how to manage Command and Workflow repositories in the BPMN Editor app.

2. What are Commands?

Each Command handles a certain task (e.g. creating a directory). They can be run on their own or be chained together and thereby represent the smallest building block of a Workflow.

The Symbol for Commands is Commands Icon

3. What are Workflows?

Workflows are a sequence of Commands which are run step by step.
They form the rules and boundaries under which the Commands operate under.

The Symbol for Workflows is Workflow Icon

4. What is a Repository?

A repository represents a collection of commands or workflows. This repository then can be added to BPMN Editor app, thereby the app will be able to fetch all the commands from the repository and will make them available to use in the Editor field. Workflows can be downloaded and uploaded from/to the repository, allowing to share them with colleagues or online.

5. Managing Repositories

The following chapters will teach you how to manage your Repositories.

5.1. Open the Repository Dialog

To open the Repository dialog navigate to Preferences > Repositories as seen below:

PAK Editor Open Repositories 1.6.x
Figure 1. Open the Command Repository Dialog

This dialog is used for managing your repositories.

PAK Editor Repos
Figure 2. Command Repository Dialog

5.2. Add a Repository

Adding a repository works by simply clicking on one of the provided buttons in the upper section of the window. The displaying dialog will take all the information needed in order to add the repository. Once all the information is given the repository can be added by clicking the „Add“ button.

PAK Editor Add Maven Repo
Figure 3. Adding a maven based repository
PAK Editor Add OpenAPI Repo
Figure 4. Adding an Open Api based repository

5.3. The Content of a Repository

Repositories can hold Commands or Workflows or both at the same time. To save searching time you can define what content can be found under the added repositories.
The content can be changed under the label Repository Content

Editor Content Type
Figure 5. Content Options
Jar and OpenApi repositories can only be Command repositories

5.4. Editing a Repository

Editing a repository works by simply clicking the edit button Edit Icon on one of the repositories.

Editor Edit Repo
Figure 6. Edit Repository Dialog

5.5. Deleting a Repository

A repository can be deleted by clicking the remove button Trash icon on the repository which should be deleted.

Editor Remove Repo
Figure 7. For each Repository is a „Remove“ button

5.6. Enable/Disable a Repository

A repository can be enabled/disabled by selecting/deselecting the checkbox in the enabled column. The content of a disabled repository will not be loaded and won’t be available for the application.

Editor Disabled Repo
Figure 8. Disabled „Pet Store“ Open API Repository

5.7. Saving Changes

All changes (e.g. toggle enable/disable, add/deletion of a repository), will be made permanently by clicking the „Save changes“ button on the bottom-right side of the window.

Editor Save Repos
Figure 9. Don’t forget to press the „Save Changes“ button

Sonatype Nexus

PAK features connectors and commands for Sonatype Nexus. This means the software can directly interact with Nexus repositories for storing and managing artifacts. Through these connectors, PAK can automate tasks like uploading binaries or retrieving dependencies, ensuring efficient artifact management within Nexus.


PAK has connectors and commands for Jenkins. This allows the software to directly communicate with Jenkins servers, enabling the automation of CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) tasks. Through these connectors, PAK can trigger builds, fetch build statuses, or manage job configurations, streamlining the CI/CD processes within Jenkins.

Git Hub

PAK possesses connectors and commands for GitHub. This means the software can interface directly with GitHub repositories, facilitating actions like code pushes, pull requests, or issue tracking. Through these connectors, PAK can automate various GitHub operations, enhancing code collaboration and repository management.

Atlassian Confluence

PAK is equipped with connectors and commands for Atlassian Confluence. This enables the software to directly interact with Confluence spaces and pages. Through these connectors, PAK can automate actions such as creating, updating, or retrieving documentation, ensuring efficient content management and collaboration within Confluence.


PAK features connectors and commands for Codebeamer. This allows the software to seamlessly integrate with Codebeamer’s ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) platform. Through these connectors, PAK can automate tasks like issue tracking, test management, or requirements tracing, enhancing the coordination and management of software development processes.

JFrog Artifactory

PAK has connectors and commands for JFrog Artifactory. This means the software can directly interface with Artifactory repositories, enabling actions like artifact storage, retrieval, and management. Through these connectors, PAK can automate tasks such as deploying artifacts or managing repository configurations, streamlining the integration and management of binary artifacts within Artifactory.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

PAK has connectors and commands for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This means the software possesses specialized interfaces to directly interact with AWS services and execute actions on the AWS platform. Through these connectors, PAK can automate AWS-specific commands, such as launching EC2 instances, managing S3 buckets, or configuring Lambda functions. This allows for efficient integration, management, and automation of AWS resources and services directly from PAK.

Atlassian Jira

PAK features integration tools and capabilities for Atlassian Jira. These tools allow for a direct connection to Jira and the execution of specific actions. Using these integration tools, PAK can automate Jira actions such as adding comments or changing ticket priorities, ensuring seamless handling and coordination of Jira processes.


PAK has connectors and commands for Git. This means it has interfaces to directly communicate with Git and execute actions. Through these connectors, the software can automate Git commands such as retrieving changes or creating branches, enabling efficient integration and management of Git tasks.

Generic Human Tasks

PAK offers you a standard set of commands which require creative input from the user. Enables you to start with automating your workflows, that still need abit of human input.

Generic Commands

PAK offers a standard set of commands giving you the first steps to automate your workflows.

Nexus Maven Command Pool

Nexus is an artifact repository manager for storing binaries, libraries, and artifacts, supporting formats like Maven. Maven, a software project management tool, is based on the Project Object Model (POM) and allows developers to consistently define projects and dependencies. Our Command Pool offers commands for interactions between Maven and Nexus, such as artifact uploads or dependency retrieval.

Artifactory Maven Command Pool

Artifactory allows developers to store, retrieve, and manage binary files and artifacts, providing a
central source for all binaries used in a development process. Apache Maven is a software project
management and comprehension tool that enables developers to consistently describe a project and
its dependencies. Our Command Pool offers a collection of commands used to facilitate interactions
between Maven and Artifactory, such as uploading artifacts or retrieving dependencies.

Open API Command Interpreter

The OpenApi Command Interpreter allows you the automatic parsing of commands from an OpenApi defintion. No additional code needs to be written anymore, just add the address to the definition and our framework does the rest!

Kotlin Command Interpreter

The Kotlin Command Interpreter allows you the parsing and execution of commands within a Kotlin environment to automate various tasks or processes.

Bpmn Interpreter

Workflows come in many shapes and forms. The BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) Interpreter enables the parsing of worklows defined in the BPMN format into the PAK intern model.

Human Task Interpreter

The Human Task Interpreter allows you the parsing and running of commands within a HTML and Javascript environment. Use this to build commands which need the creative input of a workflow user!

Java Command Interpreter

The Java Command Interpreter allows you the parsing and execution of commands within a Java
environment to automate various tasks or processes.


The heart of the PAK-Framework. Contains the means to run workflows with the PAK engine, but also the possibility to enrich the frameworks interfaces with your own implementations and solutions.

RocksDB Persistence

Data that is generated by a workflow run needs to be saved for short or longer terms. Our solution to the Persistence Interface of the PAK-Framework is to use the high-performance, key-value based RocksDB developed by Facebook.

PAK online

PAK Online is a web based application and provides an Open API based REST API. It enables you to upload workflows and run them periodically or on REST demand.

Command Line App

Run tasks and workflows on the console or as part of a CI/CD Pipeline with our Command Line Interface.

Workflow Editor

With our specially developed editor, a wide variety of workflows can be easily modeled in the wide known BPMN process format.

Workflow Executor

The Workflow Executor is the application to run your workflows. It features a multilingual UI and easy managment of your favorite workflows.


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