Posts Tagged ‘ SAS 9.2 ’

Java Look & Feel with SAS Management Console on Linux

August 16, 2017
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As someone who specialises in SAS® metadata security, I spend a lot of time using the Authorization tab in SAS Management Console. I also use Linux a great deal. When I run SAS Management Console on Linux, I’ve noticed that the check box background colours on the Authorization tab don’t render correctly (for me...
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Following SAS GEL Security Rules with Metacoda Security Tests

June 13, 2017
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If you’re responsible for managing SAS® platform security, and you haven’t seen them yet, then I’d definitely recommend reading Five papers on Recommended SAS 9.4 Security Model Design (part 1 & part 2) as published by David Stern, Principal Technical Architect from the SAS Global Enablement and Learning (GEL) team. These papers are an...
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Auto Creation of Linux Home Directories for SAS Users

April 24, 2017
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In a previous post I’ve described a method for configuring Active Directory Authentication for SAS® on Linux (with realmd). One of the packages that’s installed is oddjob-mkhomedir. This package normally handles any requirement for auto-creating home directories for those AD users on Linux. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to get used by the SAS Object...
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Finding Private User Folders for Deleted SAS Platform Users

January 13, 2017
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“How do I find all the private user folders for SAS users that have been deleted so I know which folders can be removed?” I was asked this question recently and thought that I should be able to build up a single line XMLSELECT style SAS® metadata query to answer it. I could then...
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SAS Platform Audit History: Options and Versions

January 12, 2017
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Lately I have been looking at audit histories with the SAS® platform. This is to answer the “Who viewed/changed what and when?” type of question. The core support for this is provided by the SAS Logging Facility. Customizing logging for the many and varied SAS platform components across a distributed environment, collecting logs, processing...
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Tracing Permissions for SAS Metadata Security

March 30, 2016
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SAS Global Forum 2016 is just over 2 weeks away, and I’m really excited about showing a Permissions Tracer feature we’ll be releasing in the next version of our Metacoda Security Plug-ins. Metacoda is a SASGF sponsor again this year and we’ll be showing a preview of this new version at our Metacoda stand...
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Identity Sync: Finding Your Keys

March 3, 2016
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Using the Metacoda Identity Sync Plug-in with a new SAS installation is easy. All of the defaults are based on common practices for synchronizing Active Directory users and groups with a SAS metadata server. Using the plug-in with an existing installation, where users and groups have already been synchronized using custom code, takes a...
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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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