Manage the AS2 server

AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is a specification about how to transport data securely and reliably over the Internet. Security is achieved by using digital certificates and encryption. The AS2 specification describes how to exchange business data securely and reliably using HTTP as an underlying transport. The data is packaged using standard MIME content types so you can use XML, EDI, binary data, and any other data describable in MIME. Message security (authentication, confidentiality) is implemented using S/MIME. Message reliability is enabled through the use of MDNs. Nonrepudiation and Nonrepudiation of Receipt are business and legal concepts that build upon the security and reliability components in AS2.

If an AS2 license is available, enable the AS2 server. Specify the AS2 settings on both SecureTransport Server and SecureTransport Edge.

  1. Select one or both of Enable AS2 (non-SSL) and Enable AS2 (SSL).
  2. Type a port for each protocol you enabled. The default ports are 10080 for AS2 (non-SSL) and 10443 for AS2 (SSL).
  3. If you enabled AS2 (SSL), select an SSL Key Alias from the drop-down list.
  4. If you enabled AS2 (SSL), to restrict AS2 (SSL) connections to FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certified cryptographic libraries, select the Enable FIPS Transfer Mode check box. For more information, see FIPS transfer mode.
  5. In the AS2 Shutdown Port field, type a shutdown port for AS2 server. The default port number is 8006.
  6. Click Start.
Note To enable AS2 without SSL, you must create an SSL encryption entry for a user class with SSL encryption optional. See Manage SSL access.

For information about more AS2 settings, see Configure AS2 server settings.

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