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,
- 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
PGP secure trading