Partners need to be added/declared on MFT Gateway, before you can send as well as receive messages from them. Declaring a partner requires some information from the respective remote trading personnel, such as its as2 identifier, recipient URL and so on. (These are the information of the remote trading station corresponding to the Partner Configuration that we saw on our local trading station page in the previous section).
To add a partner, first go to the partners view using the Partners icon on the left navigation menu. Then click the New Partner button.
Now you need to fill the required information to configure the trading partner you are about to add:
Most of the details herein, have to be obtained from the partner beforehand - via email or other external channels.
Here you can set up outbound message configurations, such as encrypting, signing, MDN requisition, etc. We’ll keep the default values for now.
Once the partner is created, you will land back in the partner list view.
Now that we have a station and a partner, we can proceed to sending our first message!