About this guide

The Activator Administrator's Guide provides information necessary for configuring and administering Axway Activator 5.12.

Who should read this guide

This guide is intended for administrators and advanced users who are responsible for the configuration of Activator for:

  • Networks
  • Servers
  • Databases
  • Security
  • User accounts and permissions
  • Document exchanges with applications and business partners

This guide presumes you have knowledge of:

  • Your company's business processes and practices
  • Your company's hardware, software, and IT policies
  • The Internet, including use of a browser

Others who may find parts of this guide useful include other technical or business users.

Related documentation

Go to support.axway.com to view and download Activator documentation.

Support services

Go to support.axway.com to contact a representative, learn about training programs, or download software, documentation, and knowledge-based articles. The website is for customers with active Axway support contracts. You need a user name and password to log on.

About this guide

This guide describes how to configure and manage Activator from the user interface.

What's new in Activator 5.12 — Describes the new features and functional improvements in this release of Activator. See What's new in Activator 5.12.

About Activator — Describes use cases, EDI standards, information about how Activator processes messages, and standards certification. See About Activator.

Planning considerations — Describes how to plan for your Activator installation, including security considerations; firewalls and proxy servers; trading large messages; and documenting custom configurations. See Planning considerations.

Network and server administration — Describes configuration considerations. See Network and server administration.

Tools and options — Describes the tools available for use with Activator. See Tools and options.

Activator user interface — Describes the various component of the UI. See User interface.

Activator user administration — Describes how to manage users, passwords, roles, and other configuration settings. See User administration.

Trading configuration — Learn about the trading configuration used by Activator. See Trading configuration.

Embedded transport servers — Describes the embedded servers provided for use with Activator. See Embedded transport servers.

Work with specific protocols and standards — Describes several of the different protocols and standards that can be used with Activator. See Work with protocols, formats, and standards.

Certificates and keys — Describes how Activator offers true security by providing authentication, confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation of documents. See Certificates and keys.

Message TrackerMessage Tracker is a tool in the user interface for monitoring database records of traded messages. See Message Tracker for more information.

Backup and restore — Explains and lists the steps for data storage, backing up the data, and purging data. See Data storage, backups, and purging.

Extend and tune a flow configuration — Describes how to use the features of the Activator user interface to fine tune your flow configurations. See Extend and tune your flow configuration.

Staged HTTP — Describes how The staged HTTP transport provides a secure way for communities to receive messages from partners without having to change firewall configurations. See Staged HTTP.

CSOS — For licensed users, Activator supports digital signing and verification of controlled substance orders in compliance with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. See Axway CSOS.

eSubmissions — Describes the functionality within Activator to send large messages to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. See eSubmissions.

Activity and event tracking — Describes the activity reports and system events. See Track activities and events.

Troubleshooting — Describes the steps you can take if you are having trouble installing or using Activator. See Troubleshooting.

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