Cursus Informatie-uitwisseling, IHE XDS Advanced

The primary goal of this training course is to provide the attendee with hands-on troubleshooting skills. In support of this the training course provides an in-depth discussion of a selection of advanced XDS topics. The focus will be on common data flow patterns of XDS-based infrastructures. The attendees will be asked to simulate all steps of these data flow patterns. As a secondary goal this training course aims to familiarise the participant with XDS testing/simulation tools so they can be used after the training course itself. This is a hands-on training course; at least 50% of the time will be spent on hands-on exercises.

IHE XDS/XDS-I for documents and images, advanced topics (SAML, SeR) and best practices for implementation, document metadata management, hands-on testing, implementation and test tools.

Learning goals:

Following this course, the participants will be able to: 

  • Troubleshoot XDS/XDS-I connectivity issues
  • Use XDS/XDS-I simulation and validation tools
  • Support the (further) implementation of XDS/XDS-I
  • Troubleshoot issues within your own project and discuss them with your vendor 

Target audience:
Target audience: This hands-on training course is aimed at those that manage, implement or test XDS/XCA based architectures

The trainers are Robert Breas and Pascal Looijé (trainers at the IHE Academy).

The course materials will be in English, the course will be delivered in English. If only Dutch trainees attend the training course will be in Dutch.


  • Introduction & Conformance statements
  • Alpha Use case
  • Conformance between systems
  • XDS-metadata: Documents
  • XDS-metadata: Images
  • Access Control: SAML
  • Access Control: SeR
  • Audit trail and server certificates
  • Summary


Attendees are assumed to have  hands-on experience with XDS in their own organisation. Attendees are requested to bring their own laptop and have administrator rights; and they will be asked to install a suite of tools prior to the training course. See the full set of prerequisites (in terms of knowledge, hardware, software) as documented separately.


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