Posted On: Oct 25, 2023

AWS Transfer Family now supports the option to include username and password credentials, termed as Basic authentication, when sending Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) messages over HTTPS. This enables you to be compatible with your trading partner’s AS2 implementations that require Basic authentication and comply with their security requirements. 

AS2 is a business-to-business (B2B) messaging protocol used to exchange Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) documents across industries such automotive, industrial machinery, pharma, and logistics. With AWS Transfer Family’s Drummond-certified AS2 capabilities, you can securely exchange AS2 messages bidirectionally at scale while maintaining compliance and interoperability with your trading partners.

Basic authentication support for outbound AS2 messages is available in all regions where the AWS Transfer Family service is available. To learn more about Transfer Family’s AS2 capabilities, get started with our self-paced workshop.