A binding is an association of metadata parameters with a particular set of values you define, using ePM. This metadata can be for either XDCs or IDCs.
In the case of XDCs, the transport parameters are those specified in a transport attribute definition (TAD). The packaging (messaging) parameters are those specified in a message attribute definition (MAD).
Access an XDC and create a binding to it.
Import a signature certificate and encryption key, if necessary.
Using certificates and encryption keys in ebXML Protocol Manager is done in the same way for all eXchange protocol managers. For complete information, see the eXchange Integrator User’s Guide .
In the case of IDCs, the transport parameters are those specified in a TAD. The use of IDCs is optional.
To create the bindings for IDCs you must:
Optionally, you can also:
Add a new binding for your IDC.
To correctly use ebXML Protocol Manager and eXchange, you must understand the concepts and features explained in this section. For a quick reference that provides definitions of features, such as TADs, MADs, IDCs, and XDCs, see the Glossary.