Electronic Data Interchange-Internet Integration (ediint)

Last Modified: 2005-05-26

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Description of Working Group:

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a set of protocols for conducting
highly structured inter-organization exchanges, such as for making
purchases or initiating loan requests. The initial RFC1767 defined the
method for packaging the EDI X12 and UN/EDIFACT transactions sets in a
MIME envelope. However, several additional requirements for obtaining
multi-vendor, inter-operable service, over and above how the EDI
transactions are packaged, have come to light since the effort
concluded. These currently revolve around security issues such as EDI
transaction integrity, privacy and non-repudiation in various forms.
Additional requirements that mimic many of the heading fields found in
X.435 EDI messages (e.g.; Interchange Sender, Interchange Recipient,
interchange Control Reference, Communications Agreement ID, and Syntax
Identifier) are also needed to support exchanges by point-to-point, FTP
and SMTP protocols. Many believe these heading fields are best
described in XML. Standards in these and other areas are necessary to
ensure inter-operability between EDI packages over Internet. Various
technologies already exist for these additional features and the primary
requirement is to review and select a common set of components for use
by the EDI community when it sends EDI over the Internet.

Deliverables:

AS1 - Applicability Statement describing how current Internet
      standards can be used to achieve this functionality for MIME and
      SMTP. Security supported is object signature and object based
      encryption only. RFC3335.

AS2 - Applicability Statement describing how current Internet
      standards can be used to achieve this functionality for
      Process-to-Process (real-time) EDI based on MIME and HTTP.
      Security supported is object signature, and both session and
      object encryption.(draft-ietf-ediint-as2-xx.txt)

AS3 - Applicability Statement describing how current Internet
      standards can be used to achieve the transfer of EDI or XML
      data over internet in a secure manner based on FTP. Security
      supported is object signature, and both session and object
      encryption.(draft-ietf-ediint-as3-xx.txt)

Goals and Milestones:

Done    Submit outline for the informationl requirements document.
Done    Submit informational requirements document as an Internet-Draft.
Done    Submit both Applicability Statement documents as Internet-Drafts.
Done    Submit AS Internet-Draft documents to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standards.
Done    Submit requirements document Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as an Informational RFC.
Done    Submit second applicability statement(AS#2)and the Security document as Internet-Drafts.
Done    Submit AS#2 and Security Document to IESG for consideration as Internet-Draft documents for Proposed Standard.
Done    Submit draft-ietf-ediint-req to the IESG for consideration as an proposed standard
Done    Submit draft-ietf-ediint-as1 to the IESG for consideration as a proposed standard
Done    Submit draft-ietf-ediint-hl7 to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard
Done    Submit draft-ietf-ediint-as2 to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard
Done    Submit AS1 Internet-Draft document to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standard
Done    Submit AS2 Internet-Draft document to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standard.
Dec 2005    Submit AS3 Internet-Draft document to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standard

No Current Internet-Drafts

Request For Comments:

MIME-based Secure Peer-to-Peer Business Data Interchange over the Internet (RFC 3335) (59687 bytes)
MIME-based Secure Peer-to-Peer Business Data Interchange Using HTTP, Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) (RFC 4130) (99857 bytes)
FTP Transport for Secure Peer-to-Peer Business Data Interchange over the Internet (RFC 4823) (80992 bytes)