Posts Tagged ‘ SAS 9.2 ’

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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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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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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Record, Rewind, Replay

July 31, 2013
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Sometimes you find yourself wanting to repeat a SAS® software installation or deployment with the same, or slightly different, options. Perhaps you want to start an installation again after realizing that you chose a wrong option the first time ar...
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Finding SAS Depot Release Numbers

July 26, 2013
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Checking the detailed release number(s) for SAS® software in a depot is one of those things I do rarely enough that I have to look it up each time I need to do it. I know it’s in the depot somewhere, but I keep forgetting exactly where. This...
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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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Reading ‘Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide Using Microsoft .NET’

February 2, 2013
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Chris Hemedinger’s new book Custom Tasks for SAS® Enterprise Guide® Using Microsoft .NET was recently released. If you have an idea for a really useful additional task you’d like to build for SAS Enterprise Guide, I strongly encou...
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