- 04 Nov 2022
- 6 Minutes to read
Parties and Agreements
- Updated on 04 Nov 2022
- 6 Minutes to read
Party (Trading Partners)
View Parties and Agreements
This example shows you how to view the Parties and Agreements Information in the BizTalk360 EDI section. This video shows you the various operations that can be performed on this screen.
BizTalk360 enhanced the capability to create and manage EDI Parties and Agreements in a secure way by providing role-based access and activity audit.
Manage Parties and Profiles
To manage the EDI Parties and Agreements navigate to Administration->BizTalk Services->EDI->Parties and Agreements
- New Party -To create a new BizTalk party Click on the 'New Party' option at the right top corner, which opens the party configuration blade to update the party details such as Name, Properties, SendPort details, etc.
- Modify Party -The parties can be modified in the edit mode by clicking the more option
- On successful party creation, you should able to see the party in the parties section along with the default profile. However, you can modify the profile by adding additional properties, identities, and protocols by using the Edit Profile option. To Edit the profile click the more option near the profile name and select the EDIT Profile option.
- New Profile - To create a new business profile click the more option near the party name and select the New Profile option, which navigates to the new profile section.
- Add Protocols Settings - During profile creation or modification, you can associate the protocol settings(X12/EDIFACT/AS2) to the profiles by selecting the "Add Protocol Settings" option.
The certificate update is not possible in BizTalk360.
Users are allowed to create and manage EDI Agreements from BizTalk360. To manage the Agreements navigate to Administration ->BizTalk Services->EDIParties and Agreements. By clicking on each party user can see the associated Agreements on the left side panel.
- New Agreements -To create a new Agreement click on the "New Agreement" option at the top right corner of the agreement panel. In the Agreement configuration update the name and select protocol(X12,EDIFACT,AS2).
- X12 - Create X12 agreement with Interchange settings, Transaction settings, and two-way agreement with batch configuration. Update Identifiers, Acknowledgements (MDN), Envelopers, Character set and separators, Local Host Settings, Batch Configuration and Send Ports details under Interchange Settings.Update Transaction Set lists, and Envelopes under Transaction Set Settings.
- EDIFACT -Similar to X12 Agreement, you can manage the EDIFACT (EDI for Administration, Commerce and Transport) Interchange settings with batch configurations and Transaction Settings
- AS2 - AS2 is the HTTP transport protocol, that manages the agreement’s general properties, Two-way agreement protocol configuration Identifiers, Validation, Local Host Settings (Receiver MDN, HTTP Settings for Messages and MDN, NRR – Receiver/Sender Messages Tracking), and Send Ports.
- Modify Agreement -In the Agreement panel click the respective agreement to edit the agreement details. Select the agreement and click on the delete button at the top to delete the agreement,which actually removes the agreement from BizTalk database.
- Enable/Disable Agreement- Once the Agreement is created it can be enabled or disabled
The below video illustrates how to create a new X12 agreement
Batch configuration settings can be defined to set how messages are batched when sent to the receiver party, scheduled, and triggered as like in the BizTalk Admin console .
Governance and Audit
All the activities performed on Parties and Agreements will be audited under the Governance and audit section as below,
- Party- Creation,Modification ,Deletion
- Agreement-Creation,Modification ,Deletion
To view the audited action navigate to Governance and Audit->Administrative Activities ->EDI. The rich filtering capability allows user to drill down and view the audited records based on the operations, User name , Party Name , Agreement ,Timestamp etc
By default, Super users can manage the EDI Parties and Agreements from BizTalk360. However, the following access permission is required for the custom user to manage Parties and Agreements
- EDI Parties and Agreements- To view all/selected Parties and their respective Agreements.
- Manage EDI- To Create/Edit/Delete Parties, Profiles and Agreements