Endpoints define the transport protocol configurations necessary to receive or send messages with external trading partners or internal backend applications.
Partner Manager uses endpoints to receive transmissions from partners and messages from backend application, define transport protocols, and specify message or message acknowledgment destinations.
You can assign the host, partner, or 3rd party connection as the owner of endpoints to control the use of endpoints within inbound and outbound message flows.
When creating partner-facing endpoints directly from the partner, or 3rd party connecction, the ownership of the endpoint is automatically assigned to the entity from which the endpoint was created.
In a message flow, availability depends on the endpoint assignment:
Any partner can select an endpoint assigned to the host.
If an endpoint is assigned to a specific partner or 3rd party connection, than that endpoint is available only to the partner for which the endpoint is assigned.