Validation rules: Signing tab

Use the Signing tab of the Configure message validation rules page to control whether a community accepts or rejects unsigned messages .

Select an option:

  • Reject messages that are not signed (DEFAULT) – Select this option if you want the community to only accept messages that are signed with your partner’s private encryption key. Your community verifies the signature with the public key in the digital certificate associated with the partner. To receive signed messages, the partner’s certificate and public key must be included in the partner information.
  • Accept messages that are not signed – Select this option if you want the community to accept both unsigned messages and signed messages (if the partner’s certificate is included in the partner information).

Whether you choose to reject or accept messages that are not signed, the choice applies to all messages received for the community, unless you define exceptions. You can set up the following exceptions to the message signing option:

  • Click Add an exception for a partner to create a partner-specific exception.
  • Click Add an exception for a category to create an exception for a partner collaboration category. A collaboration category is a group of partners who have common collaboration settings.
  • Click Add an exception for a trading pickup to create an exception for messages received by the community through a specific community trading pickup.

You can add multiple partners, categories or trading pickups to the exceptions lists. Activator applies the opposite of the selected behavior to any partners, collaboration categories, or trading pickups that display in the exceptions lists.

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