Posts Tagged ‘ SAS Metadata Security ’

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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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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Creating a Metadata Bound Library with SAS 9.4

October 30, 2013
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One of the nice enhancements in SAS® Management Console 9.4 is the addition of a point & click method for creating a Metadata Bound Library. Metadata Bound Libraries have been available since SAS 9.3 M2 but prior to SAS 9.4 you had to write p...
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Promoting SAS Security Metadata (in Custom Repositories)

April 2, 2013
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Did you know that with SAS® 9.3 you can promote (export/import) SAS metadata packages containing users, groups, roles, and ACTs, just like you can with Jobs, Tables, Libraries, Stored Processes, Reports and Information Maps? I needed to do this myself...
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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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Testing Direct Access to SAS Metadata Bound Libraries and Tables

December 17, 2012
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A little while ago, as part of the work on our recent Metacoda Plug-ins 3.0 R2 release, I used SAS® 9.3 M2 to set up a metadata bound library by following the useful instructions in the Setting Up a Metadata-Bound Library section of the SAS® ...
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