MSI integration Prerequisites
Before beginning the integration, it is necessary to check that certain components are configured correctly in the system. This section will cover these prerequisites.
The Web API is the component in the system used to convey the messages between the layers so it is important to check that the Web API is both running and configured correctly. In DataStudio, go to the Server Model, select the Web API object and look at the Object Properties panel.
The Base Address Port number (default 8002) should be noted as it may be needed later for firewall configuration.
The Enable Run Script property should also be enabled
If the Web API is running and in a good state, it will be enabled with two green lights in the Server Model.
In the standard configuration, the Web API allows to connection using Basic Authentication against a Profile and does not require encryption. For these first configuration steps in a development environment, this is permissable, but for a production environment, encryption as well as a dedicated Profile/User are recommended.
Also see the Working with System Security JumpStart for more information about using Profiles for authentication in the system.
Prior to further configuration steps, it is also necessary to define a System ID and a System Name for the MSI interface in PAS-X. The System ID is used by PAS-X to route the messages received from inmation internally.
The System Name is used within the Master Batch Record (MBR) to address the right system with the Interface BF.
On the inmation side, the System Name is not used, here we only need to configure the chosen System ID as a property in the
Message Broker I/O model object.