Posts Tagged ‘ Metacoda Security Plug-ins ’

New Permissions in SAS 9.4 M2: ManageCredentialsMetadata & ManageMemberMetadata

October 16, 2014
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SAS® 9.4 M2 was released recently and included some new permissions related to identity administration. These new permissions are ManageMemberMetadata (MMM), for groups and roles, and ManageCredentialsMetadata (MCM), for users and groups. I found them documented in the SAS 9.4 Intelligence Platform: Security Administration Guide, Second Edition. They are listed in the Use and...
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Public Types Explorer

May 6, 2014
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Did you know that the SAS metadata server also provides metadata about metadata? Metadata about well known SAS metadata object types (public types) is available in the Foundation metadata repository and includes information about the applicability of the various metadata permissions. To help SAS platform administrators get a better understanding of which permissions apply...
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SAS Metadata Security Testing

March 18, 2014
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SAS® Global Forum 2014 is now only a few days away, and I’m excited (and a little nervous) about presenting my paper Test for Success: Automated Testing of SAS® Metadata Security Implementations. Update 03Apr2014: My paper is now available for download from the SAS Global Forum 2014 Online Proceedings. SAS metadata security testing is...
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Removing Custom Task Capability Metadata

December 10, 2013
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Yesterday I saw a question on the SAS® Communities site from Nick about Registering Custom Tasks and managing the capability metadata that’s used for role based access control on those custom tasks. I found Nick’s question especially interesting because we have some free Metacoda Custom Tasks and those techniques can also be used to...
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Password Encoder

September 29, 2013
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I’ve noticed that whenever I need a pwencoded password, it seems to coincide with me not having a SAS® coding interface readily available (DMS, SAS Enterprise Guide®, SAS Data Integration Studio etc.). On the other hand, I almost always...
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Protecting your Metadata Protections: Part 2

March 31, 2013
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In a guest post on blogs.sas.com in January, I wrote about protecting your metadata protections. In that post I said that “Ideally, a SAS® metadata security plan should address both ACT permissions and access to the Authorization Manager.”...
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SAS Management Console: Client and Server Versions

December 7, 2012
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We recently released an update to our Metacoda Security Plug-ins (V3.0 R2) with support for use with SAS® 9.3 M2. This of course required testing with a variety of SAS Metadata Server versions and different versions of SAS Management Console clien...
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Metacoda’s Metadata Explorer Plug-in

August 7, 2012
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My work at Metacoda involves lots of metadata, as does my work as in SAS® platform administration. I spend a lot of time looking inside SAS metadata repositories, searching for objects, looking at their attributes, following their associations to ...
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