Posts Tagged ‘ SAS 9.2 ’

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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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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