Posts Tagged ‘ SAS 9.2 ’

Synchronizing SAS Platform Identities

July 24, 2015
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I’ve been spending lots of time lately on SAS® platform identity synchronizations. I’m fairly confident that I’ve done more Microsoft Active Directory (AD) to SAS Metadata Server synchronizations in the past few weeks, than I’ve done in my entire career working with SAS software! The reason for this is that we’ve been doing lots...
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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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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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