Add trading partners for integration accounts in Azure Logic Apps with Enterprise Integration Pack

Partners are entities that participate in business-to-business (B2B) transactions and exchange messages between each other. Before you can create partners that represent you and another organization in these transactions, you must both share information that identifies and validates messages sent by each other. After you discuss these details and are ready to start your business relationship, you can create partners in your integration account to represent you both.

What roles do partners play in your integration account?

To define details about the messages exchanged between partners, you create agreements between those partners. However, before you can create an agreement, you must have added at least two partners to your integration account. Your organization must be part of the agreement as the host partner. The other partner, or guest partner represents the organization that exchanges messages with your organization. The guest partner can be another company, or even a department in your own organization.

After you add these partners, you can create an agreement.

Receive and Send settings are oriented from the point of view of the Hosted Partner. For example, the Receive settings in an agreement determine how the hosted partner receives messages sent from a guest partner. Likewise, the Send settings on the agreement indicate how the hosted partner sends messages to the guest partner.

Create partner

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. On the main Azure menu, select All services. In the search box, enter "integration", and then select Integration accounts.

    Find integration account

  3. Under Integration Accounts, select the integration account where you want to add your partners.

    Select integration account

  4. Choose the Partners tile.

    Choose "Partners"

  5. Under Partners, choose Add.

    Choose "Add"

  6. Enter a name for your partner, then select a Qualifier. Enter a Value to identify documents that your apps receive. When you're done, choose OK.

    Add partner details

  7. Choose the Partners tile again.

    Choose "Partners" tile

    Your new partner now appears.

    View new partner

Edit partner

  1. In the Azure portal, find and select your integration account. Choose the Partners tile.

    Choose "Partners" tile

  2. Under Partners, select the partner you want to edit.

    Select partner to delete

  3. Under Update Partner, make your changes. After you're done, choose Save.

    Make and save your changes

    To cancel your changes, select Discard.

Delete partner

  1. In the Azure portal, find and select your integration account. Choose the Partners tile.

    Choose "Partners" tile

  2. Under Partners, select the partner that you want to delete. Choose Delete.

    Delete partner

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