A partner is a Activator object that represents a sender or receiver in a message-processing definition.

Partners can exist without being associated with a community, however partners must belong to a community for trading to occur.

Significant elements of a partner object are:

  • The partner name.
  • A routing ID to use as a routing reference in the user interface.
  • (Optionally) One or more delivery exchanges for sending documents to the partner.
  • For secure trading, the partner’s certificate and public key for encrypting the messages you send.

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