AS2 Adapter for Microsoft
The Covast AS2 Adapter for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 has been
implemented as a BizTalk Adapter.
The outbound AS2 traffic is handled by allocating the AS2 Adapter
as a transport on any Send Port defined in Visual Studio in the
BizTalk Explorer. This provides the signing, encrypting, compressing
and sending of outbound messages to the AS2 recipient.
Inbound AS2 traffic is managed by a Windows 2000 \ 2003 Service
that can handle multiple AS2 connections at a time. This Service
is responsible for checking the digital signatures of the senders,
decrypting, decompressing and submitting the received messages through
a receive port / pipeline to the BizTalk Server Message Box for
further processing. The Adapter also takes care of handling the
Message Disposition Notifications (MDNs) to be sent back to the
originator of the messages and correlation of received MDNs.