A subflow is a normal flow that does not represent a complete identity orchestration solution or user experience. Instead, it's designed to be used as part of a larger parent flow. For example, a complex sign-on flow might reference subflows to handle password reset requests and user registration. Subflows make flow maintenance and reuse easier.


To invoke a subflow, you must use the Flow Conductor connector.

There are two types of subflows.

UI subflows

Subflows that include UI components (for example, an HTTP connector), such as:

  • Magic link flow

  • Login/authentication

Non-UI subflows

Subflows that don’t include UI components. These subflows perform backend functions such as:

  • Common API calls (for example, create a user or reset a password)

  • Computational functions