Activating or enabling flows

Activating or enabling flows is a part of designing flows process.

  • Users can activate or deactivate personal flows for testing purposes. 
  • Administrators can enable a particular catalog flow so that it can be accessed by end users, or disable it to make it admin-only.


A personal flow is always set to active after creation. A catalog flow is always enabled after creation.

To change the status of a personal flow

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Integration Studio.
  2. Click My Flows.
  3. Select the appropriate flow.
  4. Click the switch to toggle Active or Inactive status.


Inactive flows will not run. If a flow is already published, activation or deactivation does not impact the published instance.

To enable or disable end users' access to a catalog flow

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Integration Studio.
  2. Go to Catalog > Flows.
  3. Select or clear the Enable Usage check box to allow or deny access to end users.


The Requires Approval feature, which requires flow usage approval from administrators, is currently in beta and might not work as intended.

Where to go from here

Publishing or using flows

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