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OASIS ebXML Messaging Services TC publishes SAML Conformance Clause for AS4/ebMS3 V1.0 as a Committee Specification.

This Committee Specification states how an ebMS3/AS4 MSH can support SAML in addition to the username/password and X.509 token profiles of WS-Security for authentication. While the usage of the username/password and X.509 tokenprofiles of WS-Security are defined in some detail in ebMS3 and AS4, SAML is not defined in detail in ebMS3 and not discussed at all in AS4. This document defines the use of SAML in ebMS3 and applies that to the scenarios addressed by AS4.

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ENTSOG publishes draft AS4 usage profile

The draft Network Code on Interoperability and Data Exchange Rules for European Gas Transmission Networks delivered to the European Commission (EC) on 11 September 2013 specifies that “AS4 shall be used as common data exchange protocol for document based data exchanges”. A usage profile has been posted  which defines an ENTSOG AS4 Profile that aims to support cross-enterprise collaboration in the gas sector using secure and reliable exchange of business documents based on the AS4 standard.

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CEN CWA 16667 Reference Architecture 2.0 for eBusiness harmonisation in Textile/Clothing and Footwear sectors

The European Standards Organization CEN has published the CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 16667, Reference Architecture 2.0 for eBusiness harmonisation in Textile/Clothing and Footwear sectors.  It offers a Guideline of the updated Reference Architecture (RA) for the eBusiness harmonisation in the Textile Clothing and Footwear sectors as it results from the activities of the CEN Workshop “eBusiness in the textile, clothing and footwear sectors (WS eBIZ)”.

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SBR Adopts International eCommerce Standards

Following extensive community consultation, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has adopted international eCommerce standards for SuperStream. The Standard Business Reporting (SBR) program has also announced that it will replace its proprietary interface with the open standard ebMS 3.0/AS4 profile.

Making this move will make it easier for software developers to provide SBR-enabled software and encourage more businesses to take up electronic commerce.

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GBST SuperStream Gateway

The GBST SuperStream Gateway provides a fully compliant messaging hub that sends and receives ATO standards compliant documents to and from other SuperStream participants (Gateways, Funds and Employers) and is the main connectivity and management piece for message packaging, sending, receiving and storage. The GBST SuperStream Gateway is an ebMS message handler and ebMS message producer / consumer and complies with the AS4 Profile of the ebMS 3.0 specification.

 

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