The EDI Generator should be linked with an AS2 platform in order to receive and send EDI documents over AS2. Hence, it is a prerequisite to have an MFT Gateway or AS2 Gateway account registered, and configured with an AS2 Station.
Note: This document covers MFT Gateway account integration steps; to integrate EDI Generator with an AS2 Gateway account, refer the alternative guide.
1 MFT Gateway - EDI Generator Integration
1.1 Integration activities on MFT Gateway
Navigate to ‘Integrations’ from the menu, and the ‘EDI Generator’. You will be presented with the following message that S3 integration will be enabled on the account. AWS S3 is used to exchange AS2 messages between the MFT Gateway and the EDI Generator, and must be enabled first. Check the ‘Read and understood terms’ check box and then click ‘Enable S3’ to enable the S3 integration.
A pair of S3 access credentials are generated and made available for download. Save these credentials into a secure location. The credentials are in a CSV file, which contains an AWS Access Key and a Secret Key
e.g. Access key ID,Secret access key AKIAXVKF5NVFHMFVNWQI,GzXQ0DOVQjuxld9/Jy0iRjEzd1mbbjBBkLaS+f1h
Next, the system will request for the EDI Generator ‘Tenant Domain’ and the AS2 Station you want to integrate with the EDI Generator. The ‘Tenant Domain’ is your unique account identifier in the EDI Generator, which you specified in the registration form.
Finally, click ‘Integrate’, and the MFT Gateway account and the EDI Generator account will be integrated. Note the information under ‘MFT Gateway Information (for EDI Generator configuration)’, and the AWS Secret access key downloaded previously. These will be required for the next step.
1.2 Integration activities on EDI Generator
Login to the EDI Generator account and navigate to ‘Organization’. Specify your organization GS1 prefix (required to generate barcodes for shipping labels), legal name and address in the first section.
In the ‘MFT Gateway Integration’ section, provide the information from the MFT Gateway - including the AWS Secret key.
Next, specify the ISA and GS identifiers to be used for your organization, and the ISA qualifier prefix. Usually you can pick an identifier string reflecting your organization name and between 2 and 15 characters, and use the ISA prefix as
ZZ. For integration with Walmart, the ‘Skip ISA/GS Validation for EDI 816’ should be checked, as Walmart will be sending a generic EDI 816 document to all partners.
You can also enable a Slack notification, SMS notifications (two phone numbers) and Email notifications (three addresses) for incoming messages. The optional batch window can be customized, so that multiple messages delivered within such duration will only send one notification message over the selected channels.