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  • Fast Onboarding of Trading Partners to TIBCO BusinessConnect with REST API

    Deepesh Tiwari

    There are different ways to add trading partners as participants to your trading community. Using TIBCO BusinessConnect Trading Community Manager, trading partners can self register via a web application UI. However, sometimes you need a quick way for loading hundreds or maybe thousands of trading partners, like a customer who's trying to migrate from an old B2B gateway software to TIBCO BusinessConnect.

    Many of you are familiar with TIBCO BusinessConnect ConfigStore Management Interface Protocol, which is:

    a set of message-based interfaces that allows the private processes to interact with the TIBCO BusinessConnect server to retrieve or update configuration data. It acts as a service to other protocols based on TIBCO BusinessConnect to facilitate management of trading partners and business agreements.

    If you are familiar with TIBCO BusinessWorks and the BusinessConnect palette, you would be happy with this method.

    Many of you may not be familiar with TIBCO BusinessConnect Trading Partner Management REST API. It provides you with set of APIs to perform the Create, Retrieve, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations in ConfigStore. It allows your developers or IT staff who are most likely already familiar with RESTful APIs to create or update trading partner profiles using JSON / REST over HTTPs. They can create trading partner profiles and their credentials, enable / disable / configure their transport and business protocols, and set up their business agreements. Once you install the lightweight TPM REST API application, you will be able to review the application.wadl file to understand the resources made available and the methods for accessing them from the WADL description.

    Please comment to share your experience or questions about TIBCO BusinessConnect Trading Partner Management REST API.

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