Unable to install Eclipse Designer


I am unable to install the Flowable Eclipse Designer.



I downloaded it directly from the website and installed it that way.



That’s strange.
I checked it and it appears to be working fine .




This is also happening to me. I also tried:

  • Downloading the JAR (here) and adding it as an Eclipse repository, but it gave me a few other errors.
  • Downloading the code from GitHub and running Maven Install. That failed with a no repository found for Graphiti (Failed to load p2 repository with ID ‘Graphiti’ from location […]/graphiti/updates/0.13.1: No repository found at […]/graphiti/updates/0.13.1. -> [Help 1]).

URLs from error above were truncated by me since I can’t add more than two links here…

One thing I noticed is, if I try to visit the update site (this) with my browser, I get a warning from my router saying the site contains malware. Since other folks have had issues installing the designer, I’m not sure I should whitelist the update site…

Can anyone help?


What “other errors” did you get when using the download Designer zip as an Eclipse Repository?
Which version of Eclipse are you using?
If you visit an update site with the browser, it won’t work. It only works when using Eclipse to connect to it.

Best regards,


Hi Tijs,

I tried again today to check the exact errors, and it actually installed fine this time.

Sorry about that. Appreciate the reply!


Gotten this error:
Unable to read repository at http://www.flowable.org/designer/update/content.xml.

So not able to install the Flowable Designer.

While installing Flowable designer in eclipse(Kepler) getting following error…

Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found.
Software being installed: Flowable Eclipse BPMN 2.0 Designer 5.22.0 (org.flowable.designer.feature.feature.group 5.22.0)
Missing requirement: Graphiti (Incubation) 0.13.1.v20160830-1309 (org.eclipse.graphiti 0.13.1.v20160830-1309) requires ‘bundle org.eclipse.emf.transaction [1.8.0,2.0.0)’ but it could not be found
Cannot satisfy dependency:
From: Graphiti (Incubation) 0.13.1.v20160830-1309 (org.eclipse.graphiti.feature.feature.group 0.13.1.v20160830-1309)
To: org.eclipse.graphiti [0.13.1.v20160830-1309]
Cannot satisfy dependency:
From: Flowable Eclipse BPMN 2.0 Designer 5.22.0 (org.flowable.designer.feature.feature.group 5.22.0)
To: org.eclipse.graphiti.feature.feature.group [0.13.1.v20160830-1309]

Has this issue been fixed? I am not able to install the plugin on Neon neither.

Running into the same error…


The Flowable Designer is not supported on Eclipse Kepler, it supports Mars and Neon.
Are you running into exactly the same error? That it can’t find the Graphiti dependency? Which version of Eclipse Neon are you using? Eclipse Java edition or JEE edition or something else?

Best regards,


Unable to read repository at http://www.flowable.org/designer/update/content.xml.
Unable to read repository at http://www.flowable.org/designer/update/content.xml.
sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target

I get this exception while trying to install flowable 2.0 in eclipse.

Try downloading the plugin using


Then add it as an archive plugin.

Thanks. Plugin successfully installed in eclipse. My question is how can i see the palette to develop bpmn process. I dont see any palette like activiti? Any ideas.

This plugin has only flowable explorer, this doesnt have Flowable Diagram and Flowable Project

Hello, I’m not sure if this issue has been solved yet but I am running into this issue as well. I have tried 3 different methods of installing the Flowable Eclipse Designer plugin. I am currently using Eclipse Mars

  1. I originally just tried using the software installer and then using the following link Open Source. This returned the following error “Unable to read repository at {link provided}. {link provided} is not a valid repository location.”

  2. I tried to install the plugin through a zip using the archive function in the software installer. The following error occurred, “Could not find jar:file:/C:/{insert_path_to_zip_file_here}”

  3. I tried to do an install using local files. That also failed but with the following error of “Could not find software in {pathname to local files}”

I know this is an old issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

As you can see from the source code (GitHub - flowable/flowable-designer), we’re not actively maintaining the eclipse plugin anymore. Any reason why you’re interested in running it vs using the web modeler?

So the main reason that my team is interested in running the plugin vs using the web modeler is because it would allow us to do all the modeling that we need to do for BPMN services within the code. Also I’m very lacking in knowledge of the web modeler. How would users delegate their code when they use the web modeler?

When we can expect the link to work, how can we continue to work smoothly? Thanks in advance.

The link works in Eclipse - it just gives a 404 when directly going to the URL

This is done these days typically in the web modeler, as often the model is an artifact between business and tech people.

Typically, you fill in the name of the delegate java bean or classname you want to invoke. There is no programmatic link between the two.

Link don’t work in eclipse, please send me if you have link which is working?