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 a unique URL, ID, and encryption certificate that can be shared with partners. In turn, each partner will give its own AS2 details. Both parties configure these credentials and certificates to establish a secure connection.

AS2 has many encryption and signing settings. Pay attention to your partner’s connection details to correctly configure a connection. For example, is the message is encrypted, compressed, or signed, and will the sending AS2 service request an acknowledgement? A variety of encryption types could also be given by your partner.

AS2 specification document

Gathering essential information is the first step in setting up an AS2 connection. As you get started with Babelway, you’ll send a document just like the one featured on the left to your partners. It outlines all the AS2 information you and your partner will need to set up a connection between both parties.

Getting started with 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.

Set up with ease

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 dashboard

Transform any format

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

  • Choose from 12+ formats: CSV, XML, UBL, Excel, IDOC, EDIFACT, etc
  • Access hundreds of transformation functions or build your own custom functions
  • Use lookup tables to replace data sets
  • Change your file structure without losing your transformation maps

Connect to anyone

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

  • Choose from 12+ supported communication protocols, including X400, VAN, FTP, HTTP, etc.
  • Define retry strategies for maximum robustness
  • Get real-time notifications of processing or delivery issues, so you can intervene immediately

And last but not least:

Get extended support from the experts

Babelway is not only a great self-service platform but also a team of experts ready to help you succeed.

  • Access our helpdesk around-the-clock to have your support questions answered
  • Import messages and maps from the ‘reuse and save time’ zone (right of the screen)
  • Access on-demand, online training material through BabelAcademy

“I have to say how helpful Babelway support is. It was amazing how quickly I was getting answers to my questions—sometimes even at all hours of the day.”

IT Department, Vandeputte

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