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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Postman Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Postman is a collaboration platform for Application Programming Interface (API) development. This technology includes functionalities for API-first and application development, exploratory and automated testing, and developer onboarding. Postman provides a shared context for building and consuming APIs and allows users to collaborate in real-time with built-in version control. Additionally, this technology supports monitoring and allows users to check the performance and response times of their APIs at scheduled intervals.

This technology is available in three editions: Postman, Postman Pro, and Postman Enterprise. All three editions have the same base capabilities. Postman does not have a licensing fee associated with it and is best suited for individuals and small projects. Postman Pro includes professional collaboration features and extended functionalities for development teams. Postman Enterprise includes extended support and additional, enterprise-only, features. The scope of this entry covers the three desktop application editions listed above. This entry does not cover the Chrome Plug-In as there is a separate TRM entry, Postman Chrome Plugin, that addresses it.

This technology may read and write data to any Representational State Transfer (REST)-enabled, TRM approved, database such as the Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database and Oracle Database.

The TRM decisions in this entry only apply to technologies and versions owned, operated, managed, patched, and version-controlled by VA. This includes technologies deployed as software installations on VMs within VA-controlled cloud environments (e.g. VA Enterprise Cloud (VAEC)). Cloud services provided by the VAEC, which are listed in the VAEC Service Catalog, and those controlled and managed by an external Cloud Service Provider (i.e. SaaS) are not in the purview of the TRM. For more information on the use of cloud services and cloud-based products within VA, including VA private clouds, please see the Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office (ECSO) Portal at:
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.2
Decision Date: 02/01/2024 at 03:22:04 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Postman, Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (02/01/2024 at 03:22:04 UTC).