Posts Tagged ‘ Accounts/Logins ’

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 Visual Analytics Guest Access with IWA Fallback

January 30, 2015
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Yesterday I wrote a post about configuring a SAS® 9.4 M2 installation on Linux for Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) with mid-tier fallback form-based authentication to handle situations where IWA was not available or was disabled. I also repeated this configuration with a SAS Visual Analytics 7.1 installation (based on SAS 9.4 M2). This means...
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Password Encoding with SAS

June 20, 2012
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Quick note from Paul: I’m really excited that platformadmin.com’s very first guest post is from the well known blogger and author Tricia Aanderud. I suspect you already know Tricia, but just in case you don’t … Tricia Aanderud, ...
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Login Reviewer: Finding Accounts with Stored Passwords

January 30, 2012
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In a previous post I mentioned how the Accounts tab in SAS® Management Console 9.3 now displays a blank in the password field when logins don’t have a stored password, and only displays ******** when there is a stored password. Compare this ...
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SAS Management Console 9.3 Password Indication

January 11, 2012
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You’ve probably encountered this issue too. As an administrator you just want to know whether someone has stored a password in metadata or not. You don’t want to know the actual password, just whether there’s one there or not, because...
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Protecting the Unrestricted from Impersonation

November 17, 2011
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I was asked a very insightful question about SAS® metadata security this week. This question and the ensuing investigation means I’ll now consider the inclusion of protections for unrestricted users in my metadata security plans. Especially ...
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Baseline Security Metadata for a new SAS® 9.3 Deployment

November 17, 2011
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When I’m reviewing SAS® metadata security implementations, I find it useful to have baseline security metadata to refer to. This baseline documents the initial state of metadata security (ACTs, ACEs, users, groups, roles, capabilities, prote...
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