Posts Tagged ‘ Accounts/Logins ’

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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Metacoda Security Plug-ins Tip: Where’s that login?

November 7, 2011
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This is a tip for Metacoda Security Plug-ins users who might have a need to track down which user or group identity in their SAS® metadata owns a particular user id. Have you ever gone to add a login to a user or group identity in the SAS Manageme...
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Handy SAS Usage Note for Troubleshooting UNIX Authentication

February 12, 2011
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Whilst troubleshooting why LDAP based users couldn’t authenticate against a SAS Metadata Server configured for host authentication, I found this handy resource: SAS Usage Note 39891: Using PROC PERMTEST to diagnose UNIX host authentication issues in SAS® 9.2. The server in question already had correctly functioning LDAP host authentication via PAM, it was just...
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Self-Service Account/Login Management with the SAS Personal Login Manager

October 31, 2010
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Self-Service Account/Login Management with the SAS Personal Login Manager

Recently I was talking to someone about how users can manage their own logins in metadata using the SAS Personal Login Manager client application. I wanted to show them what it looks like but, to my surprise, I couldn’t find any screenshots of it on the SAS support site, and I didn’t have an...
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