Posts Tagged ‘ SAS 9.4 ’

SAS Download Manager in Console Mode

July 17, 2015
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SAS® 9.4 M3 is now available (as discussed by Andy Ratcliffe in his recent NOTE: blog post), so I’m downloading a new SAS depot using the SAS Download Manager. I’m downloading it onto a Linux server that happens to have X11 available, but I’m choosing to use console (text) mode, rather than the default...
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Using LIBNAME XLSX to read and write Excel files

May 20, 2015
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When you weren't watching, SAS did it again. We smuggled Yet Another Excel Engine into a SAS release. SAS 9.2 Maintenance 2 added the XLSX engine, which allows you to read and write Microsoft Excel files as if they were data sets in a library. The big advantage of using

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Using FILENAME ZIP to unzip and read data files in SAS

May 11, 2015
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I've written about how to use the FILENAME ZIP method to read and update ZIP files in your SAS programs. The ZIP method was added in SAS 9.4, and its advantage is that you can accomplish more in SAS without having to launch external utilities such as WinZip, gunzip, or

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Config Notes: SAS Mid-Tier (Linux) IWA with Fallback

February 7, 2015
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Continuing on the theme of configuring a SAS 9.4 M2 platform on Linux to use Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA), in this post I’m going to jot down some notes on steps 12-15 – configuring the SAS mid-tier on a Linux server for IWA with fallback to form-based authentication (when IWA is not available). This...
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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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