A JMS and STOMP protocol compatible messaging queue (MQ) is only needed for the real-time communication provided by Flowable Engage.

You can use your own MQ. The following instructions describe the installation of the recommended ActiveMQ instance:

  1. Download the latest ActiveMQ version from

  2. Extract the package to a desired folder on the filesystem.

  3. From a command prompt in that folder start ActiveMQ by entering bin/activemq start.

Flowable Engage expects ActiveMQ to listen on port 61616 for JMS and on port 61613 for STOMP. These values are the default configuration for each vendor. If you are running ActiveMQ on a different host or port, you can configure the addresses of ActiveMQ in the file you created previously by setting these parameters: