This article lists all adapters available for BizTalk. The article expands where the adapters can be configured to connect to specific systems or endpoints. Of course, if you are unable to find an adapter to support your requirements, you can develop your own custom adapter using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Line-of-Business (LOB) Adapter SDK .

BizTalk Adapters

Out-of-the-Box Adapters

  • File
  • FTP (FTPS)
  • HTTP(s)
  • MSMQ
  • POP3
  • SFTP
  • SMTP
  • SOAP
  • SQL [Deprecated - replaced by WCF-SQL Adapter]
  • WCF-BasicHttp
  • WCF-Custom (see below for list of custom configurations)
  • WCF-CustomIsolated
  • WCF-NetMsmq
  • WCF-NetNamedPipe
  • WCF-NetTcp
  • WCF-WSHttp
  • SB-Messaging (Azure Service Bus, Queues, Topics, and Relays)
  • WCF-BasicHttpRelay (Service Bus Relay)
  • WCF-NetTcpRelay
  • WCF-WebHttp (REST)
    • Azure Blob Storage.  See here.
    • Azure File Storage.  See here and here.
    • Azure DocumentDB. See here.
  • MQSeries
  • Windows SharePoint Services

WCF-Custom Adapter Configurations

The WCF-Custom and WCF-CustomIsolated apaters can be configured with bindings for custom channels and custom behaviors. This can enable integration through other protocols to connect to many other target systems:

WebHttp Adapter Configurations

BizTalk Server Adapter Pack

  • WCF-SQL (SQL Server)
  • Oracle Database
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • mySAP Business Suite
  • Siebel eBusiness Applications

Line of Business (LOB) Adapters

  • PeopleSoft Enterprise
  • JD Edwards OneWorld XE
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • TIBCO Rendezvous
  • TIBCO Enterprise Message Service

Microsoft BizTalk Accelerators Adapters

  • BizTalk Accelerator for HIPAA
    • HIPAA EDI adapter
  • Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for HL7
    • MLLP adapter
  • BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet
    • Application adapter
    • Validation adapter
  • BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT
    • FileAct adapter
    • InterAct adapters

Host Integration Server Adapters

  • Host Applications
  • DB2
  • WebSphere MQ
  • Host Files

Microsoft Dynamics Adapters

  •  AX
    • AIF (for use upto AX version 2009.  AX 2012 uses WCF adapters)
  • CRM
    • CRM (for use upto CRM version 4.0. CRM 2011 uses WCF adapters)
  • GP
    • eConnect  (not actually an adapter but a set of .NET components)

Third Party Adapters

A full list of third-party adapters and further details can be found in the wiki article BizTalk Server: List of Third-Party Adapters

Protocol Adapters

  • RSS
  • SSH
  • POP3 over SSL
  • SMTP over SSL
  • SMPP (SMS)
  • SNPP (Paging)
  • XMPP (Jabber)
  • SCP
  • OData

Standards Adapters

  • LDAP (Active Directory)
  • Java Message Service (any vendor's JMS JMS 1.1 compliant implementation, including: IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, ActiveMQ, GlassFish/OpenMQ, JBoss OpenJMS, Pramati JMS Server, SAP, SonicMQ, Tibco EMS.)
  • AS1, AS2, AS3, AS4
  • OFX 
  • Credit Card (process though the most popular payment gateways
  • ebXML
  • RSS 

LOB Adapters

Other Adapters

Open Source Adapters

A full list of open-source adapters and further details can be found in the wiki article BizTalk Server: List of Custom Adapters

  • ODBC
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • SFTP
  • Azure Storage (queue, blob)
  • Cache
  • Fax
  • PowerShell
  • TCP-IP
  • ZeroMq
  • File (zero bytes)

Other Resources

See the book: Microsoft BizTalk 2010: Line of Business Systems Integration

ESB ToolKit Adapter Providers

The ESB Toolkit uses a different adapter provider model. Again, if you cannot find what you need, you can create your own custom adapter provider

Out-of-the-Box Adapter Providers

  • FILE
  • FTP
  • SMTP
  • MQSeries
  • WCF-BasicHttp
  • WCF-WSHttp
  • WCF-Custom

Open Source Adapter Providers

ESB Toolkit Extensions

  • HTTP
  • MSMQ
  • Windows SharePoint Services


  • SFTP

Suleiman Shakhtour

  • SFTP

Tomasso Groenendijk

  • SB-Messaging

See Also

Another important place to find a huge amount of BizTalk related articles is the TechNet Wiki itself. The best entry point is BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki.