OpenPEPPOL Community F2F Meetings highlight the importance of the AS4 profile

OpenPEPPOL Community F2F Meetings highlight the importance of the AS4 profile

October 28th, 2019

The ‘OpenPEPPOL Community F2F Meetings’, celebrated on the 15th and 16th of October 2019, highlighted the importance of the AS4 message-exchange profile, currently being implemented in the OpenPEPPOL network, which reaches beyond Europe to countries such as Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. This protocol manages to create a secure channel for the transmission of documents and data by electronic means, over the internet or via a private network.

“AS4 both provides evidence relating to the handling of the transmitted data as well as protecting it against the risk of loss, theft, damage or any unauthorised alterations” and “As of 1 February 2020, AS4 will be mandatory and every participant in the PEPPOL network must be capable to support AS4 protocol” announced INEA on its publication about the conference.

INEA supports the use of the eDelivery AS4 protocol by public and private entities co-financing projects through the CETelecom programme, and LMT Group is currently working in one of these projects: AS4EDI (European EDI Providers integrating the AS4 eSENS profile), coordinated by IRTIC (Universitat de València), is integrating the AS4 profile into 6 certified PEPPOL Access Points from different Member States (Belgium, Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands, France and UK). This Action covers the transition from AS2 to AS4 profile in each Access Point of the Consortium members, as well as the upgrade and deployment of their respective SMP.

For further details, refer to the publication on INEA’s Website.

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