UW Information Technology

Standards Based

Purpose: Standards help to ensure consistency, thus improving the ability to support/manage systems, improve usability, and reduce technical costs.


  • Embrace industry and community standards.
  • Prefer open standards, architectures, and systems over closed, proprietary ones.
  • Standardize to reduce needless diversity.

Achieving this Guiding Principle

Best Practice
Application functionality is delivered to users via web-based UI’s that comply with current web standards.
Systems are designed to externalize user authentication by integrating with enterprise authentication services.
Web service URIs and Event messages conform to UW Standards and Best Practices.
Systems are designed to externalize authorization by integrating with enterprise access management services.
Applications using enterprise data integrate with UW’s Access and Use Agreement.