Posts Tagged ‘ SAS 9.4 ’

SAS Visual Analytics Guest Access with IWA Fallback

January 30, 2015
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Yesterday I wrote a post about configuring a SAS® 9.4 M2 installation on Linux for Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) with mid-tier fallback form-based authentication to handle situations where IWA was not available or was disabled. I also repeated this configuration with a SAS Visual Analytics 7.1 installation (based on SAS 9.4 M2). This means...
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IWA with SAS 9.4 M2 on Linux

January 29, 2015
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I’ve just finished a challenging but very rewarding experience configuring a SAS 9.4 M2 platform on Linux to use Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA), for both server and mid-tiers ….. without using Quest Authentication Services. The SAS platform has supported IWA on Linux since SAS 9.3 but until recently has only supported it when you...
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New Permissions in SAS 9.4 M2: ManageCredentialsMetadata & ManageMemberMetadata

October 16, 2014
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SAS® 9.4 M2 was released recently and included some new permissions related to identity administration. These new permissions are ManageMemberMetadata (MMM), for groups and roles, and ManageCredentialsMetadata (MCM), for users and groups. I found them documented in the SAS 9.4 Intelligence Platform: Security Administration Guide, Second Edition. They are listed in the Use and...
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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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Fencing in your SAS users with LOCKDOWN

February 21, 2014
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SAS administrators now have another tool to keep SAS users from straying off their permitted path: the LOCKDOWN system option. The option was introduced in "stealth mode" for SAS 9.4. In SAS 9.4M1, it became a true, documented option. For the official guide to creating "locked-down servers", see the SAS
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Reading and updating ZIP files with FILENAME ZIP

January 29, 2014
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In a previous post, I shared an example of using ODS PACKAGE to create ZIP files. But what if you need to read a ZIP file within your SAS program? In SAS 9.4, you can use the FILENAME ZIP access method to do the job. In this example, let's pretend
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Customer segmentation using RFM in SAS Enterprise Guide

January 20, 2014
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Recency, Frequency, and Monetary Analysis (or RFM) is a popular customer segmentation technique employed by database marketers everywhere. Marketers use RFM to identify which customers are most likely to respond to a direct marketing campaign. The model takes into account three simple metrics: How recently did the customer buy from
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A fresh helping of hash: the SHA256 function in SAS 9.4m1

January 18, 2014
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For several releases, SAS has supported a cryptographic hash function called MD5, or "message digest". In SAS 9.4 Maintenance 1, the new SHA256 function can serve the same purpose with a better implementation. The job of a hash function is to take some input (of any type and of any
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