Community trading pickups and partner deliveries

Trading pickups are located in community objects. A trading pickup specifies how you want the community to pick up or receive documents over the Internet from a remote partner.

Partner deliveries are located in partner objects. A partner delivery specifies how a community sends documents to a remote partner.

The user interface lists trading pickups and partner deliveries by the message protocol they use for trading. A message protocol supports one or more transports.

Your local community and trading partner can use the same or a different message protocol for exchanging messages. However, if you use different protocols, you must be prepared to return receipts via the same protocol as the payloads were received. The partner should configure his system likewise.

The following table lists the message protocols and related transports communities and partners can use for exchanging messages. The message protocols you can use depends on your user license. Select Help > License information on the top toolbar in the user interface to see what protocols your license supports. Communities also require application pickup and delivery exchanges. For information about these exchanges, see Application deliveries and Application pickups.

The following table shows the pickup and delivery types you can use to support various message protocols in Axway Activator. The packaging options column indicates whether a message protocol supports signing and encryption of messages using digital certificates. It also indicates whether message compression is supported.

Message protocol

Transport options

Packaging options

EDIINT AS2

Embedded HTTP

Embedded HTTPS

Staged HTTP web servlet

Signing

Encryption

Compression

ebXML

Embedded HTTP

Embedded HTTPS

Staged HTTP web servlet

Embedded SMTP

SMTP/POP

Signing

Encryption

PGP

FTP

SFTP

email

Signing

Encryption

Compression

Transfer CFT

PeSIT

None

No packaging

HTTP

FTP

Embedded FTP

SFTP

Embedded SFTP

File system

JMS

MQSeries

Pluggable embedded server

None

No packaging notes

The pluggable embedded server transport is available only to users who have the optional Software Development Kit.

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