What is EDI-INT?
EDI over the Internet (EDI-INT) is a working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Formed in February of 1996, EDI-INT was chartered by the IETF to create a set of secure protocols for conducting highly structured inter-organization exchanges. There are two current specifications AS1 using SMTP and AS2 using HTTP to transport the data. AS2 is the more prevalent method with real-time, machine-to-machine transactions between two trading partners typically a retailer and a supplier. “AS” stands for “Applicability Statement” and uses well-known existing standards in a manner that facilitates product production. The AS2 specification supports EDI or any other data transmittals (such as XML, or even flat files) over the Internet using HTTP. AS2 is a specification on how to transport data, not how to validate or process data. AS2 specifies the means to connect, deliver, validate and reply to data in a secure and reliable way.