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Version: 8.2


Flags allow you to control the availability of certain features within Desktop Modeler.

Configuring Flags

You may configure flags in a flags.json file or pass them via CLI.

Configure in flags.json

Place a flags.json file inside the resources folder of your local {USER_DATA} or {APP_DATA_DIRECTORY} directory to persist them.

Configure via CLI

Pass flags via the command line when starting the application.

camunda-modeler --disable-plugins

Flags passed as command line arguments take precedence over those configured via a configuration file.

Available Flags

flagdefault value
"user-data-dir"Electron default


Disable Plug-ins

Start the modeler without activating installed plug-ins. This is useful to debug modeler errors.

BPMN-only Mode

To disable the CMMN and DMN editing capabilities of the App, configure your flags.json like this:

"disable-dmn": true,
"disable-form": true

As a result, the app will only allow users to model BPMN diagrams.

BPMN only mode

Custom display-version label

To display a custom version information in the status bar of the app, configure your flags.json like this:

"display-version": "1.2.3"

Custom version info

Zeebe SSL certificate

ℹ️ The Modeler will read trusted certificates from your operating system's trust store.

Provide additional certificates to validate secured connections to a Camunda 8 installation.

Configure your flags.json like this:

"zeebe-ssl-certificate": "C:\\path\\to\\certs\\trusted-custom-roots.pem"

Additional information adapted from the upstream documentation:

The peer (Camunda 8) certificate must be chainable to a CA trusted by the app for the connection to be authenticated. When using certificates that are not chainable to a well-known CA, the certificate's CA must be explicitly specified as trusted or the connection will fail to authenticate. If the peer uses a certificate that doesn't match or chain to one of the default CAs, provide a CA certificate that the peer's certificate can match or chain to. For self-signed certificates, the certificate is its own CA, and must be provided.