In this section we present a sample application that can be used to exchange data between business partners securely, reliably, and with non-repudiation. Also contained in this section are hardware and software requirements for the utility, installation procedures, and implementation configurations. The sample application, which we will name the Web Service File Transfer (WSTF) utility, is available on the companion CD-ROM, in the \Code\Web Service File Transfer folder. The information about installing and using the WSFT is given below.
The features of the WSFT sample application are:
Data confidentiality can be ensured by data encryption. Data encryption can be accomplished by using data keys between the two trading partners or by using the HTTPS protocol.