Saturday Apr 12, 2014

MDN Usage in AS2 by Scott Haaland

An MDN (Message Disposition Notification) is a transmission level acknowledgment used in the AS2 standard, so that the sender knows that the receiver successfully acquired the message in a B2B scenario. B2B (Business to Business) is an integration term used to describe the sending and receiving of business messages between business partners. When the business messages are being sent over the internet via HTTP or SMTP, it is critical to business operators to know that the messages were transmitted successfully to the right party. In order to give assurance to the business operators, specific B2B transmission standards have been developed. We call these standards "Message Exchange Standards".

These include AS1, AS2, AS4, ebMS and RNIF, to name a few. AS2 is a very common standard for EDI messaging. It is important for everyone using the standard to do so in the same way, or else inter-operation becomes very difficult or impossible. Here is a diagram showing a typical EDI interaction over AS2 between two fictitious partners named OracleServices and MarketInc. Read the complete article here.

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Thursday Mar 13, 2014

Podcast Show Notes: Oracle SOA B2B Integration by Bob Rhubart

In the latest OTN ArchBeat podcast features a conversation with the authors of Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial, as they discuss various aspects of the interplay between Oracle B2B and Oracle SOA Suite, evolving integration standards, and more.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)

  • Krishnaprem Bhatia, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Oracle B2B and Oracle SOA Suite
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  • Alan Perlovsky, Senior Principal Consultant for Fusion Middleware, Service Oriented Architecture, and Integration at Oracle.
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  • Scott Haaland, Principal Product Manager, B2B and Apps Integration components of Oracle SOA Suite.
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The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: A discussion of the basics of Oracle SOA B2B Integration.
  • Listen to Part 2: The authors discuss some of the automation possibilities with Oracle SOA B2B.
  • Listen to Part 3: EDI remains in wide use among old-guard companies, but newer companies are embracing ebXML and other alternatives. The authors look at the evolution of new integration standards.

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Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

B2B – AS2 Best Practices for MDNs by Scott Haaland

An MDN (Message Disposition Notification) is a transmission level acknowledgment used in the AS2 standard, so that the sender knows that the receiver successfully acquired the message in a B2B scenario.  B2B (Business to Business) is an integration term used to describe the sending and receiving of business messages between business partners.  When the business messages are being sent over the internet via HTTP or SMTP, it is critical to business operators to know that the messages were transmitted successfully to the right party.   In order to give assurance to the business operators, specific B2B transmission standards have been developed.  We call these standards "Message Exchange Standards". These include AS1, AS2, AS4, ebMS and RNIF, to name a few.  AS2 is a very common standard for EDI messaging.  It is important for everyone using the standard to do so in the same way, or else inter-operation becomes very difficult or impossible.  Here is a diagram showing a typical EDI interaction over AS2 between two fictitious partners named OracleServices and MarketInc.

AS2 provides features such as Non-Repudiation of Origin, Non-Repudiation of Receipt, and Message Protection.  When sending a message, the sender includes a digital signature, and the receiver replies with an acknowledgement called an MDN (Message Disposition Notification) that includes the receiver's digital signature.  Because each message is signed digitally, the receiver can be sure that original message has really been sent by the sender, and that the message has not been tampered with, which we call Non-Repudiation of Origin.  When the receiver replies with the signed MDN, the sender can be sure that the receiver obtained the message successfully, and that it was the correct receiver, which we call Non-Repudiation of Receipt.  When message encryption is turned on, then the message can be protected in flight because it can only be decrypted by the receiver. Read the complete article here.

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Friday May 17, 2013

B2B Hands on Training May 21-22nd 2013 Amsterdam Netherlands

Oracle B2B IntegrationWe invite you to a 2 day B2B Hands-On-training at the Oracle Viñoly office in Amsterdam, Claude Debussylaan 32. 1082 MD Amsterdam –Netherlands. This course will teach SC's and Partners how to use all of the major functionality of the Oracle B2B gateway, enabling them to have expertise with the product to develop demonstrations specific to their customers’ requirements during the Pre-Sales process.
Participants: Partners Consultants and Sales Consultants

DATE 21-22 May 2013 8:30 am - 5:00 pm CET
LOCATION Oracle Vinoly Office Claude Debussylaan 32 1082 MD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Click here to register

Pre-Requisites:

· Students should install and configure the SOA VBox Image prior to attending the course. Each student should bring a laptop with a minimum of 8GB of RAM for the VBox to work correctly.

· A basic understanding of SOA technology is a plus, but not mandatory.

Click here to register. Please be aware that there are limited places available. For further information please contact Scott Haaland.

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