The first thing you need to configure on the MFT Gateway is a Trading Station which is used as your local endpoint of the trading communication. You will receive messages to this trading station and you can send messages from this trading station. A trading station is nearly analogous to an email address.
Let’s start by adding a trading station for your organization. First, go to the stations view using the Stations icon on the left navigation menu. Then on the top menu, click on the New Station button.
Now you need to fill the required information to configure the trading station you are about to add.
To add the trading station:
Spaces, backslashes or double quotes are not allowed in the station AS2 identifier. Its length should be between 1 and 128 characters (inclusive).
Fromheader of sent messages (not
AS2-From- which is the AS2 identifier). It will also be used to send email notifications to you regarding the station, such as incoming messages or sending failures.
Then we have to configure the certificate for the station:
Note: These fields follow the general certificate attributes as defined in RFC 5280.
Once the certificate configuration is complete, go ahead and submit the form by clicking on the Create button
Note the actions available for a trading station, on the top right corner and the bottom section of the station card.
Click on the Partner Configuration button of the action panel of the trading station card. This will show you the configuration that you should be sharing with your partners, in order for them to set up a trading partner to send AS2 messages to your organization via the trading station we just created in the previous step.
You can use the Share Configuration option to share this configuration with your partner via email when required.
Now that we have created a trading station, the next step would be to add a partner so that we can start communicating.