ebXML Forum News

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Covus announces ebXML messaging adapter for BizTalk server

Made available on general release at the end of September, the Covast ebXML Messaging Service Adapter allows Microsoft BizTalk Server systems to conduct B2B transactions using the global ebXML standard.

"With a growing presence in the B2B industry, ebXML (Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language) offers more standardized and secure partner communications across the internet than traditional XML-based communications. For this reason, ebXML has become the standard of choice for many government organizations, as well as organizations in the manufacturing and energy sector. The new Covast ebXML Messaging Service Adapter gives Microsoft BizTalk Server users the ability to easily conduct B2B communications using this standard".

Technology wise the ebMS support in Covast provides an ebMS Send Pipeline that takes care of the assembly, enveloping, encryption and signing of messages according to the ebMS V2 standard. Actual transport takes place by means of the in-the-box BizTalk HTTP or SMTP adapters.

On the inbound, the ebMS Receive Pipeline takes care of signature verification, decryption, de-enveloping and disassembly of transactions according to the ebMS V2 standard.

Configuration of the ebMS adapter can be done from within the BizTalk Administration console. The adapter also has features to import meta data specified as standard ebXML CPP (Collaboration Protocol Profile) CPA (Collaboration Protocol Agreement) documents. This automatically generates the right BizTalk artifacts.

For more details see the Covast ebMS white paper.

Covast is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and brings over 12 years of experience in support of their ebXML solution. Covast European headquarters is in the Netherlands and its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta. For more information, visit http://www.covast.com.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

CAM achieves landmark 5,000 downloads and 20 daily on SourceForge.net

I'm very proud to announce that the jCAM XML editor and validation engine implementation of OASIS CAM v1.1 available on SourceForge has passed 5,000 downloads and this week has been averaging 20 downloads a day.


This is a huge tribute to the dedication and hard work of Martin Roberts particularly in building the Eclipse based jCAM implementation.We have also added a suite of XSLT tools to the jCAM package that provide the ability to ingest and manipulate XSD schemas along with producing automated documentation and XML test case instances. These have enabled us to work with a selection of industry standard schemas enhancing and crosschecking and validating the XSD schema work.

The jump start tutorial is available here:

And the project resource site is: http://www.jcam.org.uk/

The jCAM engine can be integrated with an ebXML messaging solution to provide a variety of content handling services.


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