AS4 for Dummies

A blog post series by Toon Vanhoutte of Codit that aims to provide an introduction to AS4, a recent B2B messaging standard. It provides the basic insights on how AS4 establishes a reliable and secure message exchange between trading partners. This is a jump start to get to know the ins and outs of the standard, as the specifications are quite complex to understand without any prior introduction.

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Slovenia to adopt ebMS3 for Secure e-Delivery in Public Administration

Slovenian courts are successfully using secure e-delivery since 2011, with the number of electronically delivered court documents constantly rising (1,3 million delivered court writs in 2015).
Currently they are using their own protocol (and corresponding XML schemas).  However, in 2014 it was decided to develop a new e-delivery system, capable of introducing secure e-delivery to other areas of public administration, not only limited to judiciary.

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EU e-SENS AS4 Conformance Test Event

The European large scale project e-SENS will hold its first test session open for non-project participants from December 1st to January 31th 2016. 

Gateway vendors that already support the e-SENS/AS4 profile are invited to conformance test their e-Delivery solution based on current 48 test assertions that cover the full e-SENS/AS4 profile functionality.

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Public Review for ebCore Agreement Update Specification V1.0 - ends December 9th

The OASIS ebXML Core (ebCore) TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted it for 30-day public review:

ebCore Agreement Update Specification Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
20 October 2015


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New AS4 component in CIPA e-Delivery

CIPA e-Delivery is an activity of the Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) of the European Commission.

The objective of CIPA is to provide a generic solution for public administrations to exchange documents in a secure and reliable way. CIPA e-Delivery aims at creating a document exchange network. Participants have access to this network through gateways, which communicate with each other using a standard protocol. 

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