Afinis Supports the IFX Standard IFX Overview

From this page, all registered users have access to the released versions of the IFX Business Message Specification (BMS). Members of the IFX Forum Inc. can access our pre-release Work-in-Progress versions of the specification as well.


BMS Access is available to all registered users including members, subscribers and non-members.


Our goal is to provide open access to our standard (the BMS). If you are new to the IFX Forum, choose BMS Registration from the Access menu in order to register for access to the BMS.


Developers using the IFX Specification should consider the Advanced Subscription options. Advanced Subscribers have access to off-line copies of the specification, code generation tools and other productivity aids. Learn more about Subscriptions here.


If you have forgotten your passwords, use the link below to get new passwords.
BMS Password Reset (including member access to all BMS versions)

IFX Community Forum

Registered users may also access the IFX Community Forum Discussion Board, an online bulletin board where members of the IFX community share experiences and ask and answer questions about the IFX specification.  NOTE: The old IFX Forum Discussion Board has been archived.  The link below will take you to to the current IFX message board.

IFX Community Forum Discussion Board

IFX Forum hereby grants to all users of the IFX Business Message Specification and Data Dictionary (the “Specification”) a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, nontransferable license to (a) use the specification in the development of software and/or data compilations which facilitate electronic transmission of information in accordance with the Specification and otherwise implement the Specification in user’s products, and (b) market, reproduce, display, and distribute (in any medium known now or in the future) the Specification as implemented in user’s products. The foregoing rights may be sublicensed through multiple tiers of distribution, including resellers.

Other than as licensed herein, the IFX Forum shall retain all right, title and interest to any patent, copyrights, trade secrets or other proprietary rights (“Intellectual Property Rights”) in the Specification. Subject to all patent rights preserved by IFX Forum members pursuant to Section 5.1 of the “Membership Rules of the Interactive Financial Exchange Forum, Inc.”, users shall retain all right, title and interest to the Intellectual Property Rights in any products of user created using the Specification and any modifications, extensions or derivative works of the Specification that user develops or has developed on its behalf as permitted under this Agreement (the “Derivatives”), provided, however, that, users may not hold Derivatives out as being endorsed, sponsored by or affiliated with the IFX Forum.