In this section, you will find links to the PEPPOL eDelivery Network and BIS (document) specifications, guidelines, and sample implementations.

The PEPPOL eDelivery Network Specifications

The PEPPOL eDelivery Network Specifications

This section includes specifications and resources to enable access to the PEPPOL eDelivery Network and to implement the following components: Access Points, gateways which ensure a standard and solid transport mechanism to exchange different types of documents across different communities or countries; Service Metadata Publishers (SMPs), which contain the exact location and the capabilities of participants; Service Metadata Locator (SML), used to add/update/delete the IDs of the participants, and which offers a DNS-based mechanism to discover the SMP where the specific participant data is described.


Please review the OpenPEPPOL Migration Policy.


PEPPOL eDelivery Network specifications:
Document Specifications
Busdox ICT-Transport-BusDox_Definitions-101.pdf
The SML ICT-Transport-SML_Service_Specification-101.pdf
The SMP ICT-Transport-SMP_Service_Specification-101.pdf
The AS2 protocol ICT-Transport-AS2_Service_Specification-2014-01-15.pdf
Policy for using identifiers PEPPOL_Policy for use of identifiers-300.pdf
Envelope specifications ICT-Transport-OpenPEPPOL-Envelope_Specification-100_2014-01-15.pdf


PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure Agreements (TIA):

Transport Infrastructure Agreements (for sample purposes only). You can obtain the appropriate set of agreements from your chosen PEPPOL Authority.

Please see the list of PEPPOL Authorities in the ‘Who is who’ section of our website for further information at a national level and their representatives to contact for obtaining and signing the PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure Agreements (TIA).

You can sign the TIA with any PEPPOL Authority but we recommend you choose an Authority in the country where your business is registered. Alternatively, if there is no PEPPOL Authority in your country, you could sign the TIA with OpenPEPPOL as the Authority and re-contract at a later date when an Authority is established nationally. In this case, please contact to obtain the appropriate agreements.


PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure – implementation support:


CEF e-Delivery
The Directorate-General for Informatics of the European Commission maintains a sample implementation of OpenPEPPOL’s eDelivery Network. This implementation aims at providing a generic solution for public administrations to exchange documents in a secure, reliable and trusted way. The CEF e-Delivery solution provides the following components: Access Points, Service Metadata Publishers (SMPs) and Service Metadata Locator (SML).


Oxalis is a PEPPOL sample implementation for Access Points, which is used extensively in the PEPPOL community.


Software libraries:
Source code libraries Doc. type Source code library / Developer guide
CEF e-Delivery Source code:
Developer guide:
Oxalis Source code:
Developer guide:


Other support documents:

Post-Award ‘BIS’ Specifications and Guidelines

Post-Award ‘BIS’ Specifications and Guidelines

In this page you will find the PEPPOL BIS Specifications in the following 3 sections:


Current Release (mandatory)

Up-coming Release – for review

Previous Versions


PEPPOL Migration Policy 


Current release

Last Update: 10-04-2017


PEPPOL Business Interoperability Specifications (BIS)

Below you can find a list of the current release of the PEPPOL Business Interoperability Specifications (BIS). The use of the listed PEPPOL BIS is mandatory, and formally approved by the OpenPEPPOL Managing Committee.


PEPPOL BIS Common text and introduction

PEPPOL BIS 1A Catalogue Only

PEPPOL BIS 3A Order Only



PEPPOL BIS 18A Punch Out

PEPPOL BIS 28A Ordering

PEPPOL BIS 30A Despatch Advice

PEPPOL BIS 36A Message Level Response

PEPPOL BIS 42A Order Agreement


Up-coming Release – for review

The fall release package has now been published for release and mandatory. The fall release includes new validation package, updated BIS documents and release notes, see the links below.


New Release Package (save the zip-file locally to review it).

Release notes for openPEPPOL-VA-V3.4.0_RC1.pdf



20170401- PEPPOL_BIS_18A-100_final.pdf

20170401- PEPPOL_BIS_42A-100_final.pdf

PEPPOL Punch Out Login ^0 Transmission Specification v1 finaldraft.pdf


Time plan:

Publish date: Monday 10th of April 2017

Deadline for submitting comments is 04-05-2017

Monday 15th of May 2017 12:00 CEST: Publish for release and Mandatory use.

Please implement support for the release as soon as possible.


As communicated earlier the date of mandatory use is Wednesday 15th of November 2016 at 12:00 CET. Please implement support for the release as soon as possible.


OpenPEPPOL Validation Artefacts

The current version of the validation artefacts


Validation artefacts are the tools that help parties and service providers to comply with the PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure Agreements (TIA) as they help to ensure the contents of the exchanged document instances in the PEPPOL network are valid both from a syntactical and a semantic point of view. These business rules check for the correctness of the coded values, co-occurrence constraints or calculations. It is therefore necessary to use them before submitting documents to the network, in order to ensure the overall quality of exchanged electronic documents, and thus the overall performance of the nework.


Earlier releases of Validation Artefacts can be found at: OpenPEPPOL Validation Artefacts


Testing and Validation support:

Guideline on validation of XML: ICT-PostAward-BIS_Validation_Artifacts-200.pdf

PEPPOL testing for Post-Award implementations: ICT-PostAward-Conformance_Guideline-301.pdf

Access Point (AP) Implementation Guidelines

Access Point (AP) Implementation Guidelines

How to set up a PEPPOL Access Point

How to enroll for OpenPEPPOL PKI certificates

Links to Software for PEPPOL Implementations

Links to Software for PEPPOL Implementations

The following are amongst the available implementations supporting the provision of PEPPOL eDelivery Services for the PEPPOL network.


Service Metadata Publisher:



Galaxy Gateway SMP,



Access Points (AS2)



Galaxy Gateway AP,



Additional tools:




For additional information about AS2 implementations applicable for the PEPPOL eDelivery network when integration with SML/SMP and the PEPPOL PKI Trustmodel is taken into account, we refer to the Drummond Group AS2 website:


Current Drummond Group AS2 certified implementations:

Company Name Product Name Optional Profiles Tested
Axway Axway B2Bi 2.1 / Axway Interchange 5.12 / Axway Activator 5.12 MA, FN, FN-MA, CEM, Chunked Transfer Encoding (CTE), Reliability, Restart, SHA-2
Axway Axway Gateway 6.15 FN
Axway Axway SecureTransport 5.3
Axway TradeSync Integration Manager (TSIM) Version 3.9 MA, FN, FN-MA,FN-MDN
Cleo Cleo Harmony™ v5.2 / Cleo VLTrader® v5.2 / Cleo LexiCom® v5.2 MA, FN, FN-MA, CEM, FN-MDN, Chunked Transfer Encoding (CTE), Reliability, Restart, SHA-2
Dell Boomi AtomSphere April 2015
E2open E2 Cloud Connectivity v6.1 MA, FN, FN‐MA, FN‐MDN, Chunked Transfer Encoding (CTE), Reliability, Restart, SHA‐ 2
EXTOL International, Inc. EXTOL Secure Exchange (ESX) v5.5.3 FN, FN-MDN
Hewlett-Packard Company ELIT AS2 Connector v4.19 with AS2API v1.7 Engine FN, Chunked Transfer Encoding (CTE), SHA-2
IBM IBM DataPower Gateway V7.1 MA, FN, FN-MA, Chunked Transfer Encoding (CTE), SHA-2
IBM IBM® Sterling Information Broker® 5.4
MuleSoft, Inc. MuleSoft Anypoint B2B – AS2 Connector 2.0
/n software RSSBus Connect v4.0 with the /n software EDI Integrator V9 AS2 Engine MA, FN, FN-MA, FN-MDN, CEM, Chunked Transfer Encoding (CTE), Reliability, Restart, SHA-2
OpenText GXS BizManager 3.3 MA, FN, FN-MA, Chunked Transfer Encoding (CTE), Reliability, Restart, SHA-2

AS2 3Q14 Drummond Certified™ Products