5.2.4: Change of system status (test to production/live)

New GLN
Same GLN
Inactive GLN

When the status of the system at a digital location changes, e.g. from test to production, a new GLN should be assigned.

Rationale

It is important that trading partners are able to distinguish communications that are meant for the production and testing environment of the system. This distinction can be accomplished by using a different GLN or by adding a test flag in the message (allowing to use the same GLN for test and production environments).

Notes

Another way to state this rule is: Separate GLNs should be assigned to the various environments of a system.

Examples

Different GLNs are applied for test and production.
The same GLN is used for test and production. A flag in the message ensures proper routing to the right system environment.