The University of Texas at San Antonio

Office of Information Technology

Office of Information Security (OIS) Standards


OIS 4 – Standard for Application Registration



Application security is a critical consideration in the development or procurement of software. The factors which affect the safety of an application are numerous, including the code itself, the hardware and network on which it is installed, authentication and authorization of those who should have access and regular monitoring of traffic to and from the application.



This standard supports HOP Policy 8-12 Information Resources Use and Security Policy



This standard applies to all UTSA faculty, staff, and students.



If you have any questions about OIS 4 – Standard for Application Registration contact the following office:


The Office of Information Security



1. Each UTSA business unit that acquires or hosts an application connected to the UTSA network is responsible for registering the application with the Office of Information Technology and with meeting all security requirements identified as appropriate to the Data Classification levels.

2. The Registry will track the purpose of the application, responsible parties, data classification, and relevant technical information.

3. OIT is responsible for the enforcement of this policy. Audits and monitoring will be employed to detect the use of insecure systems. OIT will provide technical information and advice to assist departments in meeting these requirements.

4. For assistance pertaining to application access, application access reviews, or consultation pertaining to application account management, please contact Brad Cooper at 210-458-8769.



Effective Date: January 1, 2014
Last Revised: March 14, 2016