Create a New 3rd Party Connection

Create a new 3rd party connection by using the Partners page to specify the connection’s name, identifiers, connection-specific endpoints (if needed), and other settings.

Prerequisites

Before you create your first 3rd party connection, make sure that you have configured your payload storage API and that you obtain the following information:

  • The connection name (usually the name of the company)

  • One or more AS2 identifiers for the connection

Steps

After meeting the prerequisites to create a 3rd party connection:

  1. In Partner Manager, select Partners in the navigation menu.

  2. Click Create partner > 3rd party connection.

  3. Enter the following information:

    Setting Description

    Name

    Text string that uniquely identifies the connection

    Type

    Identifier type

    Identifier Value

    Either a value that uniquely identifies the connection within the EDI stream or the AS2 identifier (if the connection uses AS2)

  4. Click Create 3rd party connection.

Configure Additional Connection Settings

Add the following settings for the new 3rd party connection, either now or later on:

Settings To access this setting…​ Additional Information

Information about the connection, such as the address, website, and contact details for the 3rd party company.

Click Edit in the About section.

Additional identifiers to associate with the connection.

Click New in the Identifiers section.

Sender and Receiver Identifiers

The connection’s digital certificates, such as X.509 certificates.

Click New in the Certificates section.

The connection-specific endpoints to use for sending and receiving messages through the connection. If you plan to use host-owned endpoints only, you don’t need to create connection-specific endpoints.

Click New in the Endpoints section.

Create and Configure Endpoints

Next Step

After you create a 3rd-party connection and configure 3rd-party-specific endpoints (if needed), you can set up message flows that use the connection.

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