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.

Manage 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

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

  • ebXML (HTTP, SMTP)
  • EDINT AS2 (HTTP)
  • No packaging (FTP, SFTP, File system, JMS IBM MQSeries,
  • PeSIT
  • PGP (FTP, SFTP, email)

Manage Activator exchanges with trading partners

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

Additional information for working with protocols and standards in Activator

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

HTTP outbound proxy

HTTP security solutions

HTTP connection troubleshooting

PeSIT

PGP secure trading

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