How to become an Access Point and/or SMP
As a PEPPOL Authority, the ESV provides agreements for service providers who wish to become an Access Point and/or SMP.
The on-boarding process
- The operator contacts ESV and registers their interest in becoming a service provider.
- The operator applies for membership in OpenPEPPOL, which is a requirement for becoming an AP and/or SMP. Membership forms can be downloaded from the PEPPOL website.
- The operator downloads the relevant AP and/or SMP agreements and Annexes 1-6.
- The provider signs the provider agreement and fills out the relevant contact info in Annex 1 (remember to provide a valid mobile phone number in paragraph 6.4). This is the Transport Infrastructure Agreement (TIA).
- Two copies of the signed agreement (including Annexes 1-6) are sent to ESV, together with the company’s certificate of registration. ESV will then forward the request to the authority responsible for issuing certificates.
- The operator will then receive a test certificate which allows them to execute the test plan for their respective AP and/or SMP
- As soon as the provider has conducted the necessary tests and provided ESV with information to verify the successful execution of these tests, ESV will sign the provider agreement and return a copy to the provider (at this point, the provider is formally considered to be a PEPPOL provider).
- With the on-boarding process complete, the Access Point and/or SMP service provider can now start providing its services through the PEPPOL infrastructure.
Last date of update: 24.09.2018