Work with protocols, formats, and standards

Activator supports the exchange of messages and files over a wide array of protocols and standards.

Activator message exchanges can be classified in two general categories:

Exchanges with applications

You can configure Activator to exchange (send and consume) messages and files with applications on your private network. You set up application pickups and deliveries within a community.

Application exchanges managed by Activator

Activator supports the following protocols for exchanges with applications:

  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • File system
  • File system with message data (deliveries only)
  • JMS
  • IBM MQSeries
  • MLLP
  • Web Services API client
  • Web Services (HTTP)
  • PeSIT
  • Pluggable server

Managing Activator exchanges with applications

The following topics describe application pickups and deliveries, and how to manage them:

Exchanges with trading partners

You can configure Activator to exchange (send and consume) messages and files with trading partners located in both private and public networks. You set up community trading pickups in community objects, and partner trading deliveries in partner objects.

Trading partner exchange types

Activator supports the following protocols and standards for exchanges with trading partners:

  • cXML (HTTP)
  • ebXML (HTTP, SMTP)
  • ebXML intermediary (HTTP, SMTP)
  • EDIINT AS1 (email)
  • EDIINT AS2 (HTTP)
  • EDIINT AS3 (FTP, SFTP)
  • EDIINT AS4 (HTTP)
  • Generic email (SMTP/POP)
  • MLLP
  • No packaging (FTP, SFTP, file system, JMS IBM MQSeries, WebDAV)
  • Odette FTP V1
  • Odette FTP V2
  • PeSIT
  • PGP (FTP, SFTP)
  • RosettaNet 1.1 (HTTP)
  • RosettaNet 2.0 (HTTP)
  • Secure file (HTTP, FTP, SFTP, file system, JMS, IBM MQSeries, WebDAV)
  • Web Services (HTTP)
  • x420
  • X435

Managing Activator exchanges with trading partners

The following topics describe community trading pickups and partner trading deliveries, and how to manage them:

Registration wizard for partners

The registration wizard helps your company join a trading community. The wizard prompts for information to establish a relationship between your company and the community. The community uses the information to build a partner for your company. This gives the community your preferences for receiving e-commerce messages over the Internet. In the case of ebXML, the wizard builds a Collaboration Protocol Agreement (CPA) for use by you and your partner.

If you need more time to collect information, cancel the registration process and return to the wizard later.

The following use the registration wizard:

Additional information for working with protocols, formats and standards in Activator

The following topics provide additional information about how to manage specific protocols and standards in Activator:

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