OpenPeppol provides a centralised Testbed platform

The Peppol Testbed has a dual function

  • Provide the authoritative point of reference for assessing and verifying technical conformance to the Peppol specifications, thereby completing one of the requirements for certifying Service Providers and allowing them to enter the Peppol Network
  • Provide a self-assessment environment where Service Providers can test their technical conformance to Peppol specifications as and when they see fit.

A. Functionality

The Peppol Testbed includes the following test suites:

  1. Accreditation: How to become a Certified Service Provider

Service Providers need to pass the tests included in this test suite to obtain a production PKI certificate. Service Providers should refer to the guidance documentation mentioned below.

A successful test report from as a result of executing this test suite should be obtained by the Service Provider and used as supporting evidence for their request to be issued a production PKU certificate.

2. Reporting Specification Conformance

The new Reporting Mechanism is being built by OpenPeppol and the specifications for the End User Statistics Reporting and the Transaction Statistics Reporting specification have already been published.

Service Providers can use this suite as of now, to test if they have successfully implemented these specifications. A positive test will ensure a correct exchange with the Reporting Platform.

B. Documentation

To assist Service Providers with the tests for both suites, the following documents are available:

  • The Environment Description documents provide a more detailed description of the available test cases.
  • The User Guide documents provide a guide on how to use each test suite user interface, as well as the key steps in carrying out the various test cases.

These documents are available in each test suite under the tab ‘Documentation’. They are also available below in this page.

C. Access and Usage

The Testbed suites with included documents are accessible via https://www.testbed.peppol.org

To be able to use the new Testbed, Service Providers are authenticated by using the PKI client authentication. Therefore, Service Providers must have obtained a Peppol PKI AP – Test Certificate, and have it imported in their browser’s keystore in order to access the new test suites and test cases. This requirement remains the same as in the previous version of the Testbed.

Any further questions in regard to the new Testbed may be submitted via the Peppol Service Desk. at: https://openpeppol.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portals

TestbedDocument Name
Accreditation (eDelivery)eDelivery Test Suite User Guide
eDelivery Test Suite Environment Description
ReportingReporting BIS Testing User Guide
Reporting Test Suite Environment Description 

Notice: Reporting Testbed is for self-assessment and does not lead to accreditation.