Peppol Access Point
As a certified Peppol access point service provider since 2012, Tickstar can rapidly set up an Access Point on the Peppol network.
- Exchange documents with all network participants
- Hosting, testing, maintenance and support
- Guaranteed compliance with Peppol standards
- White label option with simplified accreditation
The Tickstar Service Metadata Publisher is a registry that stores the metadata for a document recipient on the Peppol network.
- Full functionality for service providers, companies and government organizations.
- API for seamless integration
- Web dashboard with a user friendly interface
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How can I find the helpdesk contact details to a Peppol Access Point?
To find the helpdesk contact details to the receiver’s Peppol Access Point or SMP, just perform a Participant Lookup using the identifier of the receiver.
You can find the receiver identifier in the file you sent, refer to line 9 in the SBDH sample on https://www.tickstar.com/support/payload-envelope.
Use the RecipientIdentifier to find the receiver’s Peppol Access Point contact details by doing a Participant Lookup. You can find the receiver identifier in the file you sent, refer to line 9 in the SBDH sample on https://www.tickstar.com/support/payload-envelope.
The ReceiverID should look something like ‘0007:5567212047‘
How do I find out in which SMP a participant is registered or which Access Point a Peppol receiver uses?
You can easily find out in which SMP a participant is registered and which Access Point (AP) it uses to receive. Its a classic Participant Lookup you need to perform. Use the identifier of the receiver to find the contact details of the receiver’s AP. For this you need the receiver’s Peppol ID, which includes the ISO 6523 code.
Become fluent in Peppol – What do all the buzzwords mean?
AS2 Applicability Statement 2 – a protocol for secure and reliable data transport over the internet. AS2 replaced START on Sep 1st 2014 as the mandatory transport protocol between Peppol Access Points. From Feb 1st AS2 will be an optional transport protocol in Peppol.
AS4=Applicability Statement 4 – a protocol for secure and reliable web service-based data transport over the internet. AS4 replaced AS2 on Feb 1st 2020 as the mandatory transport protocol between Peppol Access Points.
Access Point (AP) = Exchanges documents with other APs. An AP is typically operated by a service provider. A technical term for Access Point is ‘endpoint’.
BIS = The Peppol implementation of a CEN BII specification. BIS is an abbreviation of “Business Interoperability Specification“. The documentation can be found here.
EHF = Elektronisk Handelsformat (Electronic trade format). This is the most commonly used e-invoice standard in Norway. IA slightly modified CEN BII/Peppol BIS invoice. Implementation guide here. Please refer to Annex 5, page 4, for additional information.
Four corner model = The architecture of Peppol supports a setup where the sender of a file (Corner 1 or C1) transmits a file to its service provider (C2) that operates an Access Point. C2 forwards it to C3, the service provider of the receiver. Finally, the file is transmitted to the end receiver of the file (C4). C2 operates on behalf of C1. C3 operates on behalf of C4. Link to our 4 corner model
ISO 6523 = Codes for identifying organizations and parts thereof. A list of identifiers currently used in PEPPOL is available at https://www.tickstar.com/iso6523. Also please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_6523 and http://www.cyber-identity.com/download/ICD-list.pdf for more information.
Participant = The end receiver of a Peppol transaction. In the four-corner model, it is Corner 4. A participant needs to be registered in an SMP the receiving capability becomes known to the sending Access Point.
SMP = Service Metadata Publisher. An SMP is a registry that stores receivers’ metadata such as their Peppol Identifier(s), document type receiving capabilities and which access point(s) they use to receive each document type
SMK = Service Metadata Locator for test scenarios. The SMK is only used to exchange files between Peppol Access Points with pilot certificates. Participants can be added to the SMK by SMPs that support updating the SMK.
SML = Service Metadata Locator. The SML is a DNS storing the CNAMEs for all SMP’s and the URL to the SMP in which a certain participant resides. A change in the SML takes some time to propagate to the user doing a lookup depending on various DNS caches (and their TTL values) between you and the SML.
START = Secure Trusted asynchronous Reliable Transport – the Peppol Transport Protocol for exchanging messages between Access Points. The START protocol was discontinued in Peppol on Sep 1st2014 and replaced by AS2.
Participants using different APs to receive?
Peppol supports the scenario where a participant can use different Access Points (AP) for receiving.
Let´s assume that the participant wants to
use AP1 to receive invoices
use you (AP2) to receive orders
AP1 is the Access Point that first registered the participant in an SMP and as you know, a Peppol participant can only be registered in one (1) SMP.
Here’s how to do it if you discover that the participant you try to register in Galaxy Gateway SMP has already been registered by someone else, AP1.
AP2 (you) have to share your AP configuration (as in the below screenshot) with AP1. AP2 can find the necessary information by following these steps:
- Login to https://my.galaxygw.com
- Click “Access Points”
- Click your AP and “Edit”
- Copy the following values
- Access point Name
- Contact e-mail
- Access point endpoint URL
- Endpoint Information URL
- Certificate (save it in a separate .txt file)
AP2 should provide the above information to AP1 so they can add AP2’s configuration to their SMP account. Here’s how to find the contact details for AP1.
AP1 can now use that data to create AP2’s configuration in the SMP and associate AP2’s document types to the participant.
Woho! Your Access Point instance is deployed, what now?
Congrats! We´ve set up your Peppol Access Point instance and you are now able to use it for message exchange with other APs. Let’s verify that everything works as it should!
Sign in to your SMP user account on https://my.galaxygw.com. Never logged in here before? Go ahead and do a password reset by clicking “Forgot password?”.
Verify that your AP configuration looks correct. Click “Access Points” and check the configuration details we have created for you.
- Click “Participants” and verify that it looks correct.
- Sign in to your ftp account with the credentials you have received from us.
- Move the DLVY file from the folder ‘from-peppol’ to the folder ‘to-peppol’.
- Wait a minute and you will receive 2 files in the ‘from-peppol’ folder.
- Drumroll, please! It’s all set and you are now ready to go!
Deep dive on the steps check here https://www.tickstar.com/support/integration-testWe also recommend you familiarize yourself with https://www.tickstar.com/article/communication/ and https://www.tickstar.com/article/receipts-ack-nack/.
Why should you have a Peppol Access Point (AP)?
The main reason to have a Peppol AP is to be able to easily connect with other business entities that are already using the Peppol network. By having your own AP, you avoid having to establish roaming agreements with other service providers. This can save you both time and money.
What is an SMP? Do we need one?
An SMP (service metadata publisher) publishes the receiving capability of a Peppol receiver – also known as a Peppol participant. Unless a Peppol receiver is registered in an SMP no one can send any documents to it. The receiver also has to be published to the SML (service metadata locator), which is done by dragging the slider “Publish in SML” in the SMP of Galaxy Gateway when creating the participant.
Parties that only send are not necessarily registered in an SMP.
Why not Sign up for a free SMP account and look for yourself? Please remember that the SMP interacts with the SML only and not the SMK (the SML test environment). If sending Peppol Access Point (corner 2) use a Test certificate, this SMP can’t be used. If you want to use an SMP that supports the SMK you should use the Test SMP on https://www.test.galaxygw.com