WorkflowΒΆ

Note

Currently the workflow support is limited to executing transitions on content.

In Plone, content almost always has a workflow attached. We can get the current state and history of an object by issuing a GET request using on any context:

http

GET /plone/front-page/@workflow HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46c2VjcmV0

curl

curl -i -X GET http://nohost/plone/front-page/@workflow -H "Accept: application/json" --user admin:secret

httpie

http http://nohost/plone/front-page/@workflow Accept:application/json -a admin:secret

python-requests

requests.get('http://nohost/plone/front-page/@workflow', headers={'Accept': 'application/json'}, auth=('admin', 'secret'))
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json

{
    "@id": "http://localhost:55001/plone/front-page/@workflow",
    "history": [
        {
            "action": null,
            "actor": "test_user_1_",
            "comments": "",
            "review_state": "private",
            "time": "1995-07-31T17:30:00",
            "title": "Private"
        }
    ],
    "state": {
        "id": "private",
        "title": "Private"
    },
    "transitions": [
        {
            "@id": "http://localhost:55001/plone/front-page/@workflow/publish",
            "title": "Publish"
        },
        {
            "@id": "http://localhost:55001/plone/front-page/@workflow/submit",
            "title": "Submit for publication"
        }
    ]
}

Now, if we want to change the state of the front page to publish, we would proceed by issuing a POST request to the given URL:

http

POST /plone/front-page/@workflow/publish HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46c2VjcmV0

curl

curl -i -X POST http://nohost/plone/front-page/@workflow/publish -H "Accept: application/json" --user admin:secret

httpie

http POST http://nohost/plone/front-page/@workflow/publish Accept:application/json -a admin:secret

python-requests

requests.post('http://nohost/plone/front-page/@workflow/publish', headers={'Accept': 'application/json'}, auth=('admin', 'secret'))
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json

{
    "action": "publish",
    "actor": "admin",
    "comments": "",
    "review_state": "published",
    "time": "1995-07-31T18:30:00",
    "title": "Published with accent \u00e9"
}

We can also also change the state recursively for all contained items, provide a comment and set effective and expiration dates:

http

POST /plone/folder/@workflow/publish HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46c2VjcmV0
Content-Type: application/json

{
    "comment": "Publishing my folder...",
    "effective": "2018-01-21T08:00:00",
    "expires": "2019-01-21T08:00:00",
    "include_children": true
}

curl

curl -i -X POST http://nohost/plone/folder/@workflow/publish -H "Accept: application/json" -H "Content-Type: application/json" --data-raw '{"comment": "Publishing my folder...", "effective": "2018-01-21T08:00:00", "expires": "2019-01-21T08:00:00", "include_children": true}' --user admin:secret

httpie

echo '{
  "comment": "Publishing my folder...",
  "effective": "2018-01-21T08:00:00",
  "expires": "2019-01-21T08:00:00",
  "include_children": true
}' | http POST http://nohost/plone/folder/@workflow/publish Accept:application/json Content-Type:application/json -a admin:secret

python-requests

requests.post('http://nohost/plone/folder/@workflow/publish', headers={'Accept': 'application/json', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'}, json={'comment': 'Publishing my folder...', 'effective': '2018-01-21T08:00:00', 'expires': '2019-01-21T08:00:00', 'include_children': True}, auth=('admin', 'secret'))
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json

{
    "action": "publish",
    "actor": "admin",
    "comments": "Publishing my folder...",
    "review_state": "published",
    "time": "1995-07-31T18:30:00",
    "title": "Published with accent \u00e9"
}