Use Aidbox with React

Learn how to launch the sample app, add some sample data and query the data from a React app.


This quickstart guide demonstrates how to launch a PHR sample app on the Aidbox platform. The sample app has been developed using the official JavaScript SDK, incorporating Aidbox's best practices.

The guide helps you to explore the following Aidbox features:

1. Run Aidbox and set up Access Control

Create your own Aidbox instance in the Aidbox User Portal.

Configure Access Control within the Aidbox UI using the integrated REST console. Utilize the provided code snippets to create the Client and Access Policy for the sample app.

Register Client for the sample app:

POST /Client
content-type: text/yaml
accept: text/yaml

id: <client-name>
secret: <client-secret>
grant_types: ["basic"]

Add Access Policy for the sample app:

POST /AccessPolicy
content-type: text/yaml
accept: text/yaml

link: [{ id: <client-name>, resourceType: Client }]
engine: allow

By default, Aidbox has a policy that locks down access to all data. You need to enable data sharing by adding Access Policies for Clients. Aidbox supports different ways to describe these policies, like JSON Schema, SQL, or Macho DSL. Learn more.

2. Import the sample data into Aidbox

Populate your Aidbox instance with some synthetic data from Synthea using the Import endpoint and the handy REST console. Just run the following request to create the data:

POST /fhir/$import
content-type: text/yaml
accept: text/yaml

id: synthea
contentEncoding: 'gzip'
  - resourceType: Encounter
  - resourceType: Organization
  - resourceType: Patient
  - resourceType: Condition
  - resourceType: Immunization
  - resourceType: Observation

The $import endpoint is your go-to tool for loading FHIR data asynchronously into Aidbox. It effortlessly loads data from a public link specified in your HTTP request without performing any validation. Learn more.

3. Clone and Connect the sample app to Aidbox

Time to get your hands on the sample app! Simply clone it from GitHub at this link:

git clone

Next up, let's configure the web app environment variables. Grab the .env.tpl file, make a copy called .env, and modify the following variables according to the configuration you set up in Step 1:

cd aidbox-sdk-js/personal-health-record/
VITE_APP_CLIENT=client-name - Client name
VITE_APP_SECRET=secret - Client secret

4. Start the sample app

Start the app and navigate to http://localhost:5173 using your favorite browser.

npm install
npm run dev

Congratulations! You now have a fully functional application that is ready to be customized according to your needs. Explore the personal health record app sample from a technical perspective and uncover the wonders of working with Aidbox through the SDK.

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