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Anypoint Partner Manager

Anypoint Partner Manager (APM) provides a single web-based user interface you can use to Configure Trading Partners and Monitor B2B Transactions data for all B2B transactions between you and your trading partners.

Configure Trading Partners

APM provides the ability to edit, store, and retrieve configuration settings for the transport and format of B2B messages. For example, EDI messages are often sent over the AS2 protocol in order to ensure security and integrity of the transmissions. Each trading partner may have AS2 different settings; for example, each partner will have its own certificate. In addition, different partners may use different format protocols such as EDI X12, EDIFACT, or XML, and they may use different options within those protocols. APM allows this configuration data to be managed outside of your Mule applications, so that they can be reviewed without looking at the code and updated without re-deploying your Mule flows.

For more information, see Configure Trading Partners.

Monitor B2B Transactions

Because B2B transactions often communicate contractual obligations between companies, it is desirable (and sometimes necessary) to track all transmissions sent or received, storing the actual transmission content as well as metadata (such as data and time the transmission was sent or received, the identity of the partner, and success or failure of processing). APM provides a simple, secure, and integrated mechanism for transactions tracking within MuleSoft flows. This data can be used for non-repudiation, correlation of acknowledgments, error correction, and auditing.

For more information, see Monitor B2B Transactions.

Concepts

Tracking metadata discussed in Monitor B2B Transactions is stored in a database in CloudHub, and the actual transmission content is saved to an S3 bucket or to a customer-provided transmission persistence storage. Find more information about this and other conceptual topics in Concepts.

Examples

In the most common scenario, APM is used in conjunction with Anypoint Studio, Partner Manager Connector, and other Mulesoft connectors. Find information about this and other APM use cases in Examples.

Start Anypoint Manager

  1. Sign up to use Anypoint Platform.

  2. Log into Anypoint Platform. The Anypoint Platform application selection page appears.

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Figure 1. Anypoint Platform Application Selection Page
  1. On the Anypoint Platform application selection screen, click Partner Manager.

    The B2B Transactions page appears, displaying Overview for Today.

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Figure 2. B2B Transactions Page
  1. To configure the home partner or a trading partner, or to edit the configuration of either, see Configure Trading Partners.

    You must configure the Home Partner (a specific type of trading partner, typically your company) to use APM.

    To monitor B2B transactions, see Monitor B2B Transactions.

Access Management

Use Anypoint Access Management to create APM users and manage their roles.

APM roles include the following:

Task Privilege Scope

View Partners

Can view all partners and their information and settings.

Assigned per environment

Manage Partners

In addition to privileges of View Partners, can add new partners and update information and settings for partners.

View Transactions

Can view data in the B2B Transactions monitoring screen.

Manage Transactions

In addition to privileges of View Transactions, can replay transactions.

Administer Partners

In addition to all the privileges of Manage Partners and Manage Transactions, can generate new Api Keys for the organization and promote Partner settings across environments.

Assigned per Business Group. Has privileges in all environments in the Business Group.