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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

WebObjects 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: WebObjects is a Java-based web application server and web application framework from Apple. WebObject features object-orientation, database connectivity, and prototyping tools. Applications created with WebObjects can be deployed as web sites, Java Web Start desktop applications, and/or standards-based web services.

This technology has the ability to communicate with relational databases and can turn database rows into an object graph. WebObjects can create an interface supporting common database tasks including querying, editing, and listing.

Please Note: As of 2013, Apple Inc. ceased developing WebObjects and no longer uses this technology in Macintosh Operating Systems X (Mac OSX) Server installations. In May 2016, Apple confirmed that WebObjects has been discontinued.
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 v19.6
Decision Date: 06/28/2019 at 13:56:11 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Apple
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (06/28/2019 at 13:56:11 UTC).