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Version v2021.2 (15/06/2021) v2021.2 Switch to the latest release

Published on: 16/06/2021 Last update: 10/03/2023

Version summary

The version published at this time contains breaking and non-breaking changes.

New Features




  • Integration of new INSPIRE validator UI


  • #265 Added tiff format support to ATOM tests - #619
  • #432 Updated from QualityOfCriteriaCode to QualityOfCriteria - #622
  • #453 Updated temp schema validation - #616
  • #472 Updated noDateTypeForSpecification message - #623
  • #530 Added specification option to Geology - #618
  • #531 GMLAS C.1 *:uom exception added - #617
  • #535 Added new certificates to the ETF Validator
  • #543 Added new certificates to the ETF Validator
  • Updated outdated "community" repository links - #624

Deployment instructions

Section containing deployment process using Docker image and troubleshooting section. You can also find these in the training materal


docker login 
#Provide Github credentials
docker run --name inspire-validator -d -p 8090:8090 -v ~/etf:/etf
#Launches a container with the image, exposing it port 8080 through the same port in the host machine,
and uses a volume in the local file system, on the directory ~/etf

Modifying the Docker image

In the inspire-validator ZIP file you can find all the resources needed to generate the Docker image from this release. If you would like to tweak anything from it, you can modify any of its contents (Dockerfile, entrypoint file, configuration files... ), then execute the command

docker build -t [IMAGE_NAME]:[VERSION]

You can run this again using the run command

docker run --name inspire-validator -d -p 8080:8080 -v ~/etf:/etf [IMAGE_NAME]:[VERSION]

Deployment on the production host

The Docker image is set up to run at localhost to be deployed on any machine. However, users may need to acces their validator on a dedicated host, usually with a domain name. For proper functioning of the validator, their UI and correct rendering of Test Reports, validator needs to be configured to run on a domain.

If you want to run the webapp in another host, you can change the configuration file, inside the .war file inside the inspire-validator zip file accompanying this release, at WEB-INF/classes/, and modify the etf.webapp.base.url property. Then you can proceed to the build process described in the previous point.

Exposing the validator through a proxy

Usually host machines are connected in a private network that access to the Internet through a proxy. The Docker client needs to be configured to make use of this proxy, in order to be able to build the image and set up running the container.

For the build process, you need to add the following arguments to the command

--build-arg http_proxy=[HTTP_PROXY_URL:PORT]  --build-arg https_proxy=[HTTPS_PROXY_URL:PORT]
--build-arg no_proxy=,localhost,*.<my-domain>

For the run command, you need to add the environment variables to it

--env http_proxy=[HTTP_PROXY_URL:PORT]  --env https_proxy=[HTTPS_PROXY_URL:PORT]
--env no_proxy=,localhost,*.<mydomain>

These can also be set up in the Dockerfile, using the keyword ENV

For more information please check out

For further configuration, please download the file and follow the instructions in the file inside the .zip file.

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