Standard for System and Application Access Control

I. Purpose

The purpose of this standard is to establish the university’s obligation to ensure that systems and applications are protected from unauthorized access.

II. Scope

It is the responsibility of all system and application owners to determine appropriate controls, rules, access rights and restrictions for their information or information systems. They must ensure that their application or system is provisioned to prevent unauthorized access.

III. Contacts

Direct any general questions about this standard to your unit’s Information Security Liaison. If you have specific questions, please contact OneIT Information Security Compliance at

IV. Standard

To provide adequate protection to their systems or applications, owners should implement the following:

  • Access restrictions
  • Secure logon procedures
  • Password management protocols consistent with the Standard for Account Passwords
  • Restrictions on any utility program that might be capable of overriding system and application controls
  • Restrictions to access of program source code

Related Resources

ISO/IEC 27002 was adopted by The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012. All standards and guidelines are based on this code of practice for Information Security Management.

Revision History

Initially approved by the Information Assurance Committee 4/2/15
Updated 6/2/22