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How To Set Up Automated AS2 File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, May 10, 2021 @ 03:05 AM

Overview

In an earlier quickstart guide to setting up an AS2 server, we featured a manual method for sending EDI messages. Because EDI transactions are best carried out automatically, we thought it would be a good idea to show you how to implement real-time transactions on the same solution we used in that post.

AS2 (applicability statement 2) uses public keys and private keys to encrypt files being transferred between IP addresses. With AS2, security, authentication, message integrity and privacy are ensured with encryption, digital certificates and nonrepudiation techniques. AS2 provides greater security for your EDI data than standard FTP, supporting synchronous and asynchronous MDN (message disposition notification) and digital signatures.

Plus, with JSCAPE's AS2 server you can send files regardless of file size and content type.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, AS2

How To Setup An AS2 Server With JSCAPE: A QuickStart Guide

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 04, 2021 @ 04:45 AM

In this tutorial, we'll walk you through the basic steps of how to set up and configure an AS2 server

AS2 uses public keys and private keys to encrypt/decrypt file transfers, strengthening security around sensitive documents and information. While AS1 relied on SMTP, AS2 uses S/MIME and HTTP/S to move data between IP addresses. With AS2, security, authentication, message integrity and privacy are ensured with encryption, digital certificates and nonrepudiation techniques.

Below are the initial steps that will eventually allow you to carry out EDI transactions with an increasing number of trading partners already using this popular B2B file transfer protocol.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Videos, AS2

What Is AES Encryption And How Does It Work?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 04, 2021 @ 03:45 AM


Overview: What Is AES?

First adopted by the U.S. government to protect classified information, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) has long gained global acceptance and is used for securing sensitive data in various industries. In this post, we'll discuss AES encryption and explain its vital role in securing sensitive files sent over the Internet.


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Topics: Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

What Is AS2 Protocol? How To Use Applicability Statement 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Sep 01, 2020 @ 10:31 AM

Overview: What Is AS2 Protocol?

AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is a file transfer protocol (FTP) that supports fully automated, server-to-server file transfers. It's suitable for two or more parties who often transact with each other and require paper-free transfers that ensure message integrity, security and reliability.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer, AS2, HIPAA

VAN vs AS2 - Which is Better for Sending EDI Documents?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 @ 10:41 AM

There are currently two ways of exchanging EDI documents. The first one involves subscribing with a third party known as a Value Added Network or VAN, while the second one involves using the AS2 protocol. Sure, there might be a few other less-known options out there but these two are, by far, the most widely used. But which of these two options is best for your business? 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, AS2

How to Use AS2 MDN Async Receipts on the JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Jul 18, 2020 @ 03:25 AM

When you request an electronic receipt a.k.a. Message Disposition Notification or MDN for your AS2 transmission from your trading partner, you can choose between two options: Sync MDN or Async MDN. In this post we'll show you how to use the latter. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

How To Schedule an AS2 File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jun 12, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

In a previous post on automated AS2 file transfers, we showed you how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server so that it would monitor a directory for newly added files and then, each time a new file is detected, transmit that file to an AS2 trading partner. Today, we're going to try something different. We're going to set up JSCAPE MFT Server to carry out an AS2 transmission on a pre-defined schedule.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Triggers, AS2

What Is The Standard Server Port For AS2? | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 28, 2020 @ 06:20 AM

The AS2 protocol has no standard port per se. However, since it runs over HTTP or HTTPS, people who use AS2 also use the standard ports of those protocols by default.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

An Easier Way Of Exchanging AS2 Trading Partner Credentials

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 @ 10:44 PM

AS2 is no doubt the best option for carrying out B2B exchanges of EDI documents. However, compared to general purpose file transfer protocols like FTP/S or SFTP, it's known to be considerably more difficult to set up. And one of the hardest parts is in setting up the connection (basically, between two trading partners) itself. This method we're about to share with you should greatly simplify things in that regard.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, AS2

Benefits of using the JSCAPE MFT Server as an AS2 Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 21, 2020 @ 02:46 AM

As promised in our last post, we're going to talk about JSCAPE MFT Server and why it's the perfect choice for an AS2 server.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Security, Secure File Transfer, AS2