ebXML overview

ebXML, sponsored by UN/CEFACT and OASIS, is a modular suite of specifications that enables a company located anywhere to conduct business over the Internet. ebXML embodies the definition and registration of processes for exchanging business messages, conducting trading relationships and communicating data in common terms.

Activator supports the Collaboration-Protocol Profile and Agreement Specification 2.0, available at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ebxml-cppa/documents/ebcpp-2.0.pdf . The supported CPA schema is: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ebxml-cppa/schema/cpp-cpa-2_0.xsd .

Your organization must have a thorough understanding and working knowledge of ebXML to successfully trade documents using this message protocol. For information about ebXML see www.ebxml.org or www.oasis-open.org . Books about ebXML also are available commercially.

The CPA represents a contract between two parties defining how they trade ebXML messages. Activator takes directions from the CPA, such as the transport to use for sending messages and whether outbound messages are signed and encrypted. Activator also enforces the signing and encryption requirements in the CPA for inbound messages.

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