Add a PeSIT application pickup (polling client)

Use this procedure to add an application pickup for polling a back-end PeSIT server.

Unlike embedded server application pickups, each polling application pickup is dedicated to a single specific community. That is because PeSIT exposes the caller and the server identity in every polling connection.


You must have a community. If you need to add a community, see Add a community.


  1. In the Activator user interface, select Trading configuration > Manage trading configuration.
  2. From the list of communities, click the name of a community to display the Summary page for that community.
  3. Click Application pickup in the navigation graphic to open the Application pickup exchanges page.
  4. Click Add an application pickup exchange.
  5. Choose the transport protocol PeSIT and click Next.
  6. Select the From address and To address that match your needs. These pages are common to all application pickup exchanges.
  7. Select Define a new PeSIT polling client and click Next.
  8. Complete the fields of the Configure the PeSIT client settings page.
    • Hostname – Enter the IP address or the network name of the back-end PeSIT server to poll.
    • Port – Enter the Port on which the back-end PeSIT server listens.
    • Community settings (caller) – These fields determine the identity the caller uses to poll the back-end server.
      • PeSIT Identifier (PI3) – Use the Pick requester ID button to select the community routing ID to use as the caller ID. For Axway Sentinel users, the PI3 value is reported as the senderRoutingID.
      • Use password – Use this option to enter a password if the back-end server expects one.
    • Server settings
      • PeSIT Identifier – Enter the PeSIT PI4 server ID of the back-end server.
      • Use password – Select this option if you want the server to provide a password to connect to your community. Enter the required password.
    • File name (PI12) – Enter the name of the file you want to poll from the server. Use a wildcard character (*) at the end of a character string to select all files starting with those characters.
    • Clients must use SSL to connect to this server – Select this option if the back-end server is configured for exchanges over SSL/TLS. You must import the root certificate of the remote server to your community’s trusted SSL root certificates.
      • Enable host name verification – If you select this option, Activator verifies that the name of the server is the same as the name in the server’s certificate. If you don’t select this option, the trading engine only verifies that the server certificate is signed by a certificate that is included in the community trusted SSL root certificates.
      • Enable CFT compatibility
      • When selected, Activator aligns the PeSIT record size on TLS packets. This is the only method handled by Transfer CFT until version 3.0, and the default method for Gateway and Interpel.
      • When unselected, Activator adds the record size as a header of the record, as for non TLS communications. This is the default, which is recommended.
  9.  Enter a name for the exchange to identify it in the user interface.
Tip   Enter a name that is easily identifiable in a list of exchanges in the user interface.
  1. Click Finish.

After you add the pickup

You can view and modify the exchange. For details, see Modify a PeSIT application pickup (polling).

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