Creating Third-Party Connections

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

Before you create your first third-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

To create a third-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


    Text string that uniquely identifies the connection


    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 third-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 third-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.

Creating Endpoints

Next Step

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

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