Posts Tagged ‘ Roles & Capabilities ’

Providing User Access to the SAS® BI Lineage Plug-in

December 19, 2013
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I was asked yesterday whether it was possible to use the SAS® Management Console BI Lineage plug-in to provide non-administrators with the ability to review BI Lineage scans (as previously run by administrators). The BI Lineage plug-in can be used to do impact analysis for BI content (reports, information maps etc.) in a similar...
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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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Promoting SAS Security Metadata (in Custom Repositories)

April 2, 2013
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Did you know that with SAS® 9.3 you can promote (export/import) SAS metadata packages containing users, groups, roles, and ACTs, just like you can with Jobs, Tables, Libraries, Stored Processes, Reports and Information Maps? I needed to do this myself...
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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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Role-Based Access to Metacoda Security Plug-ins in SAS Management Console

February 4, 2012
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This post explains how to provide role-based access to Metacoda Security Plug-ins in the SAS® Management Console (versions 9.2 and 9.3). Metacoda Security Plug-ins are initially only available to administrators, specifically members of the Managem...
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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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Capability Reviewer Preview: who has access to a capability and how?

April 5, 2011
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Capability Reviewer Preview: who has access to a capability and how?

The next version of the Metacoda Security Plug-ins includes a new Capability Reviewer. This new feature provides the ability to review who has access to a specific capability and by what paths a user, group or role acquires that capability. As an example of how this is useful I’ll step through a scenario where...
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User Reviewer V2: Sneak Peek

March 16, 2011
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User Reviewer V2: Sneak Peek

If you’re a SAS platform administrator who manages a SAS metadata security implementation then you might be interested in this sneak peek of some of the enhancements in the next version of our Metacoda Security Plug-ins (custom plug-ins that can be installed into the SAS Management Console). We’ve been hard at work updating our...
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