So it looks like my Microsoft replacement has finally been hired. My buddy Chris Romp has taken over the role of BizTalk Technology Specialist for Microsoft SoCal. He’ll do a great job, but if any of my former customers are reading this, please give the poor guy a little time to get up to speed on the beast that is Microsoft!
Other random BizTalk musings on my mind today (and a plea for help) …
I wasn’t 100% sure at what point the ErrorReport for a Send port gets generated. That is, if a (send) port has 5 retries, does it wait until all those retries are exhausted? After a quick test, indeed, no ErrorReport is sent to the MessageBox until retries are done.
Today for the first time, I had to send a message to a SharePoint library and DIDN’T apply the InfoPath declaration in the Xml pipeline. Instead, I wanted to see if sending the “naked” message to a SharePoint forms library (which had an InfoPath form associated with it) would still cause it to get opened with library’s template. Sure enough, it worked. I guess I knew it SHOULD work, but simply never tried.
Anyone have success doing BizTalk message encryption/decryption using certificates created with the .NET makecert tool? I’m getting owned right now. I built a certificate (makecert -n “CN=CompanyCA” -pe -r -sv “c:\cert\CompanyCAPrivate.pvk” “c:\cert\CompanyCAPublic.cer”), installed the public certificate in the machine’s Other People store (for BizTalk to use when encrypting outbound messages). I then put the private key certificate in the BizTalk host account’s Personal store so that BizTalk could use it to decrypt inbound messages. I created send/receive pipelines with the necessary MIME encoding/decoding and picked the certificate at the right places (send port, receive host).
When I send a file out from BizTalk, it shows up perfectly encrypted. However, if I drop that same file into a location for BizTalk to pickup and decrypt, I get “There was an authentication failure. ‘Failed to decode the S/MIME message. The S/MIME message may not be valid’.” After spending waaaay to long on this, I’m about to light myself on fire.
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