Adapter for OFTP 9.0 | webMethods Adapter for OFTP Documentation | webMethods Adapter for OFTP Installation and User’s Documentation | Overview of the Adapter | Components Overview
Components Overview
To support configurations using a DMZ (demilitarized zone), webMethods Adapter for OFTP consists of two parts:
*An OFTP Gateway service on the webMethods Integration Server installation in the DMZ. This OFTP Gateway service is Trading Networks-aware and contained in the WmOFTP package. You configure the OFTP Gateway service using the Integration Server Administrator.
*Delivery and receive services in the Integration Server running Trading Networks. These services are in the WmOFTPforTN package. The delivery and receive services are behind the firewall and use remote invoke to access the OFTP Gateway service in the DMZ. These services also use Trading Networks partner profiles. You configure the OFTP partner information in profiles using the Trading Networks Console.
You can install the gateway configuration together with Trading Networks on one machine if there is no need for a DMZ.
To support configurations on webMethods Adapter for OFTP, you must install Trading Networks, My webMethods Server and Designer.
*webMethods Integration Server is the underlying foundation of the webMethods architecture. It processes requests from, and relays responses to a back-end system.
Integration Server contains the IS document types and services that you use to create the module’s services.
*webMethods Trading Networks enables your enterprise to link with other companies (buyers, suppliers, strategic partners) and marketplaces to form a business-to-business trading network. webMethods Adapter for OFTP uses Trading Networks and TN document types to:
*Recognize user messages and signals being processed
*Manage security keys and certificates for your enterprise and partners
*Create BizDocEnvelopes
*Save BizDocEnvelopes to the Trading Networks database
Customizable Trading Networks processing rules allow for custom processing.
*Trading Networks database stores all information about trading networks, such as: trading partner profiles, TN document types, and TPA information. Information and content of the processed documents is stored in the TN database.
*My webMethods Server is a web-based monitoring and administration user interface for managing webMethods components. You can use My webMethods Server (and its user interface, My webMethods) with Module for AS4 to define and manage Trading Networks partner profiles, TPAs, custom attributes, processing rules, and TN document types. My webMethods can also be used to monitor the message transaction details.
At design time, you can define your trading partner profiles using My webMethods. The profiles contain the information that Trading Networks requires to exchange business documents with your trading partners.
*Designer is a development environment used at design time to edit the module’s services and create customized solutions. Designer also provides tools for testing and debugging the solutions you create.