The menus in the IBM® Sterling B2B Integrator Dashboard interface work in the same manner to provide access to the different components of IBM Sterling B2B Integrator.

The following figure displays a typical menu with the parts labeled:
The following table describes the parts of the menus:
Menu Component Description
Title bar Identifies the menu.
Help links Provide quick navigation:
  • Home– Displays the home page for the application or functional area you are working in.
  • Site Map– Displays a site map of the application or functional area you are working in. Items on the site maps are links that can be used to navigate to a specific interface component.
  • Support– Displays information about how to get technical support and contains a link to open a support case.
  • Help – Opens a separate window to display the onlinw Documentation Library, where you can access all IBM Sterling B2B Integrator documentation.
Primary headings Indicates the categories of menu selection you can access by expanding the headings. To expand the menu, click the primary heading. Click again to hide the related menu options.

Some primary headings have secondary headings under them, providing access to another tier of menu options. The following menu shows a primary heading, Trading Partner and a secondary heading, Document Envelopes. Both these headings can be expanded by clicking the corresponding arrow:

The following table describes the primary heading menu options of the Administration Menu because they relate to specific tasks. Remember that some of the menu options illustrated and described in this document may not be displayed in your interface, depending on the permissions assigned in your user account by the administrator who created it.

You should navigate to the Admin Console pane in the interface as you read this section to gain a better understanding.

For information about the specific activities you can perform from a given page, see the page information (Side Help) on the corresponding page in the interface.

Primary Menu Heading Description
Business Processes Provides access to pages for business process management activities, including:
  • Accessing the Graphical Process Modeler to create business process models
  • Creating, deleting, and searching for business process definitions
  • Checking business processes in and out of IBM Sterling B2B Integrator
  • Starting, stopping, enabling, and disabling processes
  • Monitoring current processes for information such as status, start and stop time, and errors
  • Determining what other processes are related to a specific business process
  • Searching for information about service activity within a business process
  • Performing a wide range of advanced searches for business processes, documents, EDIINT transactions, and ebXML message flows
Trading Partner Provides access to pages for trading partner management activities, including:
  • Creating, modifying, and searching for trading partner profiles
  • Configuring and searching for advanced trading partner information such as transport records, document exchange information, delivery channels, and packaging information
  • Creating, checking in, and searching for digital certificates
  • Creating, configuring, and searching for document envelopes and related information such as contents of the EDI Sequence Check Queue and the control number history
  • Creating and locating contracts
  • Creating and locating code lists
  • Configuring SSH Remote Profiles
  • Managing Odette FTP Partner Profiles
  • Managing PGP Server, PGP Partner, and PGP Sponsor
Deployment Provides access to pages for services-related activities, including:
  • Searching for information about specific services
  • Creating and searching for service configurations
  • Creating and searching for schedules for business processes and services
  • Accessing the Map Editor application and EDI or CII standards
  • Checking in and searching for translation maps, XSL style sheets, XML schemas or DTDs, WSDLs (Web Services Description Languages), and Collaboration Protocol Agreements for ebXML
  • Checking in, searching for, and exporting Web templates and resources
  • Creating and managing mailboxes
  • Checking in and searching for ebXML Business Process Specification Schemas and assigning business processes to activities in a schema
  • Importing and exporting system resources
  • Configuring adapter utilities such as SAP or SWIFTNet
  • Creating and packaging custom services and adapters
Operations Provides access to pages for systems operations-related activities, including:
  • Troubleshooting system problems
  • Creating, scheduling, searching for, and viewing other reports
  • Configuring performance tuning
  • Entering a support case
  • Viewing system logs
  • Updating and searching for product licenses
  • Monitoring running threads and messages
  • Configuring and managing archive settings and locked resources
  • Adding and configuring perimeter services
  • Configuring and managing proxy servers
Accounts Provides access to pages for user account-related activities, including:
  • Creating and searching for user groups, permissions, accounts, and password policies
  • Creating and searching for user news messages
  • Modifying your user account settings
Custom Menu Removed Customize Pane support which enables to add portlets and panes to your dashboard.

You can now add customized UI links as part of the dashboard menu, in the left navigation pane. You can also implement Single Sign On (SSO) on the web application to enable you to log in seamlessly using the IBM Sterling B2B Integrator session.

For more information, see Adding a custom menu.

Customization Allows to create, edit, or delete various customizations such as custom properties, custom jars, custom services, and user exits using the user interface or REST APIs.

For more information, see Customizations.