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Enhancement to PGP Xprocessor functionality

Currently, The PGP XProcessor requires the following fields as input. The XProcessor Driver will look up the fields using the Profile Name and pass that data to the Utility class.

Fields for Both Inbound and Outbound
The following fields are required for Inbound and Outbound PGP:

    Managed Customer PGP Key (public and private)
    Trading Partner PGP Key (public only)

Additional Fields for Inbound Only
The following field is required for Inbound PGP only:

    Require Signed Data? (Yes, No)

Additional Fields for Outbound Only
The following fields are required for Outbound PGP only:

    Sign? (Yes, No)
    Encrypt? (Yes, No)
    Compress? (Yes, No)
    ASCII Armor? (Yes, No)

The implementer needs to use rule assignments to provide these fields to the XProcessor Driver.




An implementer cannot setup an PGP Xprocessor without an Action.

My request is to add additional functionality to be able to just Sign ONLY an Inbound/outbound document without having to use Action:     Encrypt or   Decrypt

  • Guest
  • Jan 31 2020
  • Planned for future release
What is your industry? Electronics
How will this idea be used?

Requirement :
 Step 1 :For all inbound invoices IBM to first copy the original file(use clone attachment macro).
 Step 2a; Send the payload to deenveloping  to translate the Partner format to Inhouse Flatfile format also do a carbon copy
 Step 2b: Use the carbon copied  payload and translated to a standard INVOICE Archived Inhouse format
 Step 3 : Send the translated file from Step 2a to their backend application.
 Step 4: The copied file in Step1 will then need to be merged with translate file from Step 2b
 Step 5: File from Step 4 need to be sent to PGP Xproc for (SIGN ONLY).
 Step 6 : Send the signed file from Step 5 to backend system called as Spyvision Archive for storage.

On GIODE we can today configure the PGP Xprocessor to only perform ENCRYPT/DECRYPT with or without sign for inbound. But Electrolux request is to not do ENCRYPT/DECRYPT but only SIGN .
The reason being they want to proof that the file  is authentic and their backend application Spyvision Archive is able to read the file. Using Action ENCRYPT and sign wont let their Spyvision Archive be able to read the file. There is nothing more they can do about it.

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