Assign a variable with the user that started the instance in Tasklist


I’m doing the first steps with Camunda and there is something I’m trying to do but could not yet solve it.

I want to assign a variable with the username that started the process instance in Tasklist. Something like

userThatStarted = “user that started the instance in Tasklist”

Any pointers will be very much appreciated.


Hello NEF,

Thank you for reaching out.

Unfortunately, the requested feature is not possible with the current version of Camunda 8 (8.3 as of my current writing). However, in upcoming releases, we will be working on enhancing user tasks management and lifecycle. In these future updates, users will be treated as attributes of user tasks within the Camunda engine.

Best regards,

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Thanks for your feedback. I’ll try a workaround.