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PostalOne! / FAST Data Exchange - Vision. 02/15/05. Agenda. PostalOne! Data Exchange PostalOne! / FAST Registration Process PostalOne! / FAST Interface PostalOne! / FAST Web Services Summary. PostalOne! Data Exchange.

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agenda
Agenda
  • PostalOne! Data Exchange
  • PostalOne! / FAST Registration Process
  • PostalOne! / FAST Interface
  • PostalOne! / FAST Web Services
  • Summary
postalone data exchange
PostalOne! Data Exchange
  • The PostalOne! program is considered the USPS gateway for data exchange with USPS business mailing customers
  • PostalOne! supports data exchange for many USPS product and service systems
    • FAST (Shipment Tracking)
    • PTS – DELCON
    • EMD – Confirm
    • Mail.dat / Web Services - BMA
      • USPS Forms (PS)
      • Business Docs
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PostalOne! Data Exchange

Data Exchange Architecture

postalone registration process
PostalOne! Registration Process
  • Engagement in data exchange services requires becoming a PostalOne! participant
  • Participation Requirements
    • Registration Information
      • Visit www.usps.com/postalone
      • Click on New Customers Apply for a PostalOne! Account
      • Click on Learn More for more information
      • Click on Apply Online
        • For information about Online Application call (800) 522-9085
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PostalOne! Registration Process
  • After Application Approval by USPS
    • Customers will Receive
      • PostalOne! Data Exchange Agreement
      • Site Administrator Designation Form
      • Customer Request for Access – PS Form 1357-C
    • Account Activation
      • User accounts will be activated after USPS receives the signed agreement and 1357 forms
      • FAST specific - users will be provided with a SchedulerId and a SchedulerCorpId
        • Both IDs must accompany all Web Services messages
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PostalOne! FAST Interface
  • PostalOne! Role – Access Management
    • Is the system’s authorization interface for business mailers and schedulers
    • Authorizes and authenticates all business customers/users of FAST
    • Provides updates to business customer/user profiles to FAST
postalone to fast authentication authorization

Protocol

Domain

Firewall

Firewall

SOAP

/

HTTP

PostalOne!

Web

t

Mailers

/

Server

Internet

PostalOne!

Schedulers

System

Http

://

www

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usps

.

com

/

postalone

FAST Web

Server

FAST

System

PostalOne! to FAST Authentication/Authorization
  • Mailer/scheduler access PostalOne! login page
  • at (http://www.usps.com/postalone)
  • Submits user name and password
  • Selects FAST link
  • PostalOne! hands user off to FAST
  • User accesses FAST Web pages
fast to postalone authentication authorization

Protocol

Domain

Firewall

Firewall

SOAP

/

HTTP

PostalOne!

Web

t

Mailers

/

Server

Internet

PostalOne!

Schedulers

System

Http

://

www

.

usps

.

com

/

postalone

FAST Web

Server

FAST

System

FAST to PostalOne! Authentication/Authorization
  • Mailer/scheduler access FAST login page
  • at (http://www.fast.usps.com)
  • Submits user name and password
  • FAST sends access request to PostalOne!
  • PostalOne! confirms/denies user name/password
  • User accesses FAST Web pages
postalone fast interface web services
PostalOne! FAST Interface – Web Services
  • PostalOne! Role – Data Exchange
    • Provides an automated and secure process for appointment scheduling and closeout data between schedulers and FAST
    • Validates (XML format), extends (Mail.dat info), and updates (XML with Tracking ID for asynchronous transactions) Web Services messages and will be used as a data transport between mailers/schedulers and FAST
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PostalOne! FAST Interface – Web Services
  • PostalOne! FAST current message support
    • PostalOne! will accept requests and provide responses to the following Web Services
      • Facility Query
      • Create Appointment
      • Update
      • Cancel
      • Close Out (Single, Multiple)
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PostalOne! Web Services / Data Exchange

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Protocol

Domain

Firewall

Firewall

PostalOne! System

SOAP

/

P

1

Admin Mod

Web Service Request:

Query

Create

Update

Cancel

Closeout

HTTP

Web Service Response:

Query

Create

Update

Cancel

Closeout

Mail

.

dat

PostalOne!

Web

Server

Mailers

/

Messaging

Schedulers

Internet

FAST System

Server

  • Mailer/Scheduler Web Service application accesses;
  • (https://fast.uspspostalone.com/PFSTIApptWeb/services/AppointmentServices)
  • PostalOne! authenticates provides access to Web Services server
  • PostalOne! facilitates messaging
    • Full Web Services messages transported between systems
    • Partial Web Services messages updated with mailer’s Mail.dat data
  • PostalOne! provides asynchronous and synchronous data
  • exchange
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PostalOne! FAST Interface Support
  • For any registration related questions call (800) 522-9085
  • For any FAST Web Services or FAST website issues Call 1-800-USPS-HELP
  • For any technical, development related questions during the Pilot, the point of contact is:
    • Shariq Mirza – 703-292-4106
    • Shariq.Mirza@email.usps.gov
summary
Summary
  • PostalOne! -- Data Exchange Gateway for External Customers
  • Must Register with PostalOne! for all Data Exchange Capabilities Including FAST
    • www.usps.com/postalone (Registration and Login for PostalOne! and FAST)
    • https://fast.uspspostalone.com/PFSTIApptWeb/services/AppointmentServices(Send Web Services messages to PostalOne! / FAST)
    • www.fast.usps.com (Direct login to FAST Web page)
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Summary
  • PostalOne! FAST Interface
    • Authenticates FAST users
    • Validates XML file formats when XML files are sent to PostalOne! via Web Services
    • Extends the XML message, if necessary, by adding Mail.dat container data to the XML
    • Updates XML messages with tracking and other IDs to support synchronous and asynchronous communication between mailers/schedulers, PostalOne! and FAST