What is AS2?

AS2 is a connection protocol to send and receive documents over the internet securely. It involves server communication, digital signing, and data encryption. AS2 software provides each party with unique URL, ID, and encryption certificate that they can share with their partners. In turn, each partner will give their own AS2 details. Both parties configure these credentials and certificates to establish a secure connection.

There are many encryption and signing settings for AS2. It’s important to pay attention to your partners connection details in order to configure the AS2 correctly. Examples of this are whether or not the message is encrypted, compressed, signed, if the sending AS2 service requests an acknowledgement, etc. There are also many types of encryption that would be given by your partner.

Here’s an example of an AS2 specification document.

This is an essential document that you’ll receive from your partner in order to set up an AS2 connection. When using Babelway, we provide you a document just like this that you’ll send to your partners as well. This gives all the information about the AS2 connection necessary to set up between both parties.

Here is how the setup looks in Babelway

Just fill in the AS2 ID and upload your partner’s certificate and Babelway will do the rest. Once enabled, you will have access to additional properties should your partner use out of the ordinary configurations.

Easy setup and monitoring

Deploy your connection in seconds, making it ready for testing immediately

  • Define a few simple parameters and create your connection
  • Access more advanced settings to adjust your connection requirements
  • Define specific polling times to ensure prompt delivery or receipt of your files
  • Monitor all file connections from one unified monitoring section

Transform any format

Use simple drag & drop tools to map your message to any other format for easy import/export in/from your database

  • 12+ formats to choose from: CSV, XML, UBL, Excel, IDOC, EDIFACT, etc
  • Hundreds of transformation functions available or build your custom functions
  • Use lookup tables tables to replace data sets
  • Change your file structure without loosing your transformation maps

Connect to anyone

Connect your Babelway environment using any EDI or non-EDI communication protocols

  • 12+ communication protocols supported including X400, VAN, FTP, HTTP, etc.
  • Define retry strategies for maximum robustness
  • Get notified and intervene immediately in case of processing or delivery issues

And last but not least:

Get extended support from the experts

Babelway is not only a great Self-Service platform, it’s a team of expert individuals to make you succeed

  • Spot the ‘reuse and save time’ zone on the right of the screen? Import messages and maps from our catalog
  • Access on-demand, online training material through BabelAcademy – check out the program here.
  • Access our support helpdesk anytime and ask your questions

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