|Purpose||To clarify the definition of technical interoperability|
|Description||Technical interoperability refers to the ability of every AA participant (FIUs, FIPs and AAs) interacting with another, using a standard technical protocol.The open API specifications, published by ReBIT, complemented by community guidelines, provide a standard technical protocol.
Interactions in the AA network are designed as bilateral communications between an FIU and an AA or between an FIP and an AA. As per current specifications (V 1.1.2), there are no direct interactions between an FIU and an FIP.
Technical interoperability refers, therefore, to the ability of every FIU interacting with every AA using the same, common, standard technical protocol.
Likewise, it also refers to the ability of every FIP interacting with every AA using the same, common, standard technical protocol
|Purpose||To clarify if technical interoperability implies “AAs” sharing information amongst each other|
|Description||Technical interoperability does not imply AAs sharing information with each other.
Each AA operates as an independent entity, performing the business it is licensed to.
Citizens have a choice of which AAs they would like to use. Citizens are free to choose one or more such AAs.
Consents (and associated data flows) managed via one AA are not shared by that AA with other AAs.
|Purpose||To clarify if technology service providers offering gateway capabilities guarantee interoperability or not|
|Description||Any technology service provider claiming to have an implementation of the open API specifications of the AA network (as published by ReBIT) is guaranteed to offer interoperability – to the AA participant it serves, be it an FIU, FIP or an AA itself.
AA participants need NOT engage with multiple technology service providers in order to have the ability to engage with multiple AAs.
However, AA participants are free to engage with multiple technology service providers for other reasons – such as for design of redundancy, better service levels, and the like.