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Here are some terms which will be used throughout the ELMA manuals.
- Service provider (SP)
- A company that connects organizations to the Peppol network. A service provider is associated with one or more domains, and participants registered by the provider will only be approved for message exchange within the provider’s domain(s).
- Access point (AP)
- Represents a physical access point service endpoint, accessible through one or several URLs.
- An access point has one or more physical endpoints represented by a URL and transport profile.
- Transport profile
- The transport method that must be used for communicating with a given AP. AS4 is an example of a transport profile.
- Access point provider (APP)
- An access point provider operates APs that the SPs can use by making an agreement.
- An agreement between an SP and an APP for usage of a specific access point.
- Standardized, maintained collections of document types used in e-procurement.
- Organizations that are connected to the Peppol network. (An organization might act as its own SP.) You can think of this as a “contract” between an organization and an SP, that connects the SP’s customer organizations to the Peppol network by means of the SP’s associated APP’s AP.
- Your PEPPOL SP certificate.
- Collections of processes used in e-procurement.
- Document types
- Standardized message types belonging to processes, used in communication between APs.
- Identifier for a participant, consisting of a set prefix and an organization identifier. e.g. 9908:991825827
- SML (Service Metadata Locator)
- A DNS that returns the address of the SMP that holds the metadata of a given PEPPOL receiver. The SML is the only centrally operated component in the PEPPOL transport infrastructure. It is managed by OpenPEPPOL and operates out of Brussels by DG/DIGIT.