An internal workflow can only be initiated only by individuals belong to the same company. A public workflow allows individuals outside or inside of the same company to initiate.
How to designYou can indicate a workflow to be internal or public using "Public" option on VARIANT tab of the workflow design page.
When Public set to Yes, anyone from outside of your organization can initiate a new document by using the link generated in "Public URL."
For example, the public URL or our Contact Us workflow is https://secure.rethinkworkflow.com/#index/index/company/56d23bbacf8a950300149d0e/workflow/5c092d062dae9800115cdc13 and we include it to this website on the top navigation links.
How to useThe following demonstration shows how an end-user outside of our company can initiate a request:
If the end-user does not have an account with Rethink Workflow, they can simply create one using our streamlined authentication process.