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Identity Sync: Multiple Active Directory Domains (Single Forest)

November 13, 2015
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Recently I’ve been working on using the Metacoda Identity Sync Plug-in to synchronize SAS platform identities (users and groups) with their counterparts from multiple Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Domains contained within a single Forest. In a future post I’ll talk about extending this to multiple domains from multiple trusted forests. In the recent Metacoda...
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Restarting SAS Web Apps with SAS Environment Manager

September 17, 2015
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Have you ever wanted to restart a single SAS® web application without having to wait for the entire stack of SAS Web Application Servers to restart? Well, SAS Environment Manager provides the ability to do this, and I think that’s fantastic. I needed to restart the SAS Logon Manager several times the other day,...
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Testing Conditional Grants in SAS Visual Analytics

September 7, 2015
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If you use conditional grants in SAS® Visual Analytics for row level security, then you might be interested in one of the enhancements available in our recent Metacoda Plug-ins 5.0 release. This new release adds support for automated metadata security testing of the permission conditions behind conditional grants. Conditional grants, sometimes known as row-level...
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Active Directory Authentication for SAS on Linux (with realmd)

July 27, 2015
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This is another post in the series about configuring a SAS platform on Linux to use Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA), in this post I’m going to jot down some notes on steps 1-7 – configuring the Linux server for Active Directory (AD) Authentication. Some time has passed since I wrote the original post, and...
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Synchronizing SAS Platform Identities

July 24, 2015
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I’ve been spending lots of time lately on SAS® platform identity synchronizations. I’m fairly confident that I’ve done more Microsoft Active Directory (AD) to SAS Metadata Server synchronizations in the past few weeks, than I’ve done in my entire career working with SAS software! The reason for this is that we’ve been doing lots...
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SAS Download Manager in Console Mode

July 17, 2015
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SAS® 9.4 M3 is now available (as discussed by Andy Ratcliffe in his recent NOTE: blog post), so I’m downloading a new SAS depot using the SAS Download Manager. I’m downloading it onto a Linux server that happens to have X11 available, but I’m choosing to use console (text) mode, rather than the default...
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Testing Recommended Practices with SAS Metadata Security

June 16, 2015
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If you use our Metacoda Security Testing Framework to continuously and automatically validate your SAS® platform metadata security implementations, then you’ll be interested in some new ‘recommended practice’ tests that are coming in the next release of Metacoda Plug-ins (version 5.0). Are you are a fan of the Danish Golden Rules for SAS metadata...
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Getting Ready for SASGF15

March 30, 2015
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With SAS Global Forum 2015 just a few weeks away, I’m spending most of my time at the moment working on a demo version of our next Metacoda Plug-ins release. We’ll be showing this upcoming version at our Metacoda booth in The Quad (previously known as the SAS Support and Demo Area). The next...
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