Add an AS2 server

To add a AS2 server, go to the extended Server Control page and on the AS2 Servers pane, click Actions > Add Server.

The following table presents all parameters and expected values associated with your new AS2 server.

Field Description
General
Server Name Enter a unique name of your server.
Enable Receiver Select to enable receiving of your current AS2 server.
non-SSL Settings
Enable AS2 (non-SSL)

Select to enable insecure AS2 transfers with your current AS2 server. By selecting this option, the non-SSL Port and non-SSL Host options become editable.

non-SSL Port Enter the port number of your non-secure AS2 server.
non-SSL Host Enter the host address of your non-secure AS2 server.
SSL Settings
Enable AS2 (SSL)

Select to enable secure AS2 transfers with your current AS2 server. By selecting this option, the remaining options become editable.

Enable FIPS

Select to enable FIPS transfer mode for AS2 connections.

By selecting this option, the Enabled FIPS Ciphers field becomes editable.

SSL Port Enter the port number of your AS2 server.
SSL Host Enter the host address of your AS2 server.
SSH Key Alias Select an SSL Key Alias from the drop-down list, for example, admind.
Key Exchange Algorithms Enter the Key Algorithm (SunX509 by default). Note that with SecureTransport running on AIX systems, the default value is IbmX509.
Enabled SSL Protocols Enter a comma-separated list of SSL protocol versions (TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2 by default).
Enabled Ciphers

Enter the cipher suites to be used with your AS2 server.

For more information on cipher suites, refer to the SecureTransport Cipher suites topic, part of the SecureTransport 5.4 Security guide.

Enabled FIPS Ciphers

Modify the cipher suite set to be used with your AS2 server in FIPS mode.

By default, this field is populated with all FIPS compliant TLS cipher suites supported by SecureTransport. For the complete list, see FIPS-compliant TLS cipher suites .

Click the "down arrow" icon on the right to access a drop-down menu with options to select and deselect all items and reset value to the previously saved selection.

For the default AS2 server, the list of allowed cipher suites in FIPS mode is determined by the As2.FIPS.Listeners.Ssl.EnabledCipherSuites configuration option.

Once you are finished entering the parameters of your AS2 server, click Save to create it; or Cancel to discard all changes and return to the Server Control page.

Start and stop a server

You can easily start and stop your AS2 server.

  • Start your server by clicking the "play" icon:
    A box with a success message pops up on your screen and your server status changes to Running.
  • To stop your server, click the "stop" icon.
    A box with a success message pops up on your screen and your server status changes to Stopped.

You can only start the AS2 daemon once the As2 Default server is operating (enabled). Stopping the daemon will stop all underlying started servers. During daemon start, only the enabled servers will be started. In case of AS2, an "enabled server" means that you have at least selected either option: Enable AS2 (non-SSL) or Enable AS2 (SSL).

Edit AS2 server settings

You can change any of the selected AS2 server property values. Note that you can change the server name only when the server is stopped. To update an AS2 server, click the corresponding "gear" icon:

A new modal box with the AS2 settings pops up. Add your changes and click Save to apply your changes; or Cancel to discard them.

Delete an AS2 server

Note You cannot delete or change the name of the "AS2 Default" server from the SecureTransport Administration Tool.

You can only delete a server once it is stopped. You cannot delete a server in Running status.

To delete a server, locate it on the Server Control page, make sure it is stopped and click the corresponding "trashcan" icon:

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