Posts Tagged ‘ security ’

A fresh helping of hash: the SHA256 function in SAS 9.4m1

January 18, 2014
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A fresh helping of hash: the SHA256 function in SAS 9.4m1

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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NOTE: Metadata-Bound Libraries for Dummies

January 3, 2014
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As I said in yesterday's My 2013 Top Ten article, I think that metadata-bound libraries (introduced in V9.3 maintenance 2) are one of the most significant SAS enhancements for some time. It seems SAS's Chris Hemedinger agrees. Read his Closing the "LIB...
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NOTE: Metadata-Bound Libraries – Updates at SGF 2013 #sasgf13

May 9, 2013
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Back in November last year I mentioned Metadata-Bound Libraries. This v9.3 M2 (and above) functionality allows you to force access to your data through metadata libraries, thereby enforcing your metadata security plans. One of the nuggets of informati...
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NOTE: Metadata-Bound Libraries in Action

December 19, 2012
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Following my recent post about the excellent new metadata-bound libraries in V9.3 M2, I noticed Paul Homes publish a blog article with the results of his testing of this new capability. Paul shows some code samples and associated log output. Take a loo...
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NOTE: Metadata-Bound Libraries

November 28, 2012
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NOTE: Metadata-Bound Libraries

Since the introduction of metadata-defined LIBNAMEs in the earliest days of version 9, it's been a frustration that the security that can be applied within SAS metadata to control who can access libraries can be completely undermined by users simply ...
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NOTE: Metacoda Plug-Ins V3 With Free Plug-Ins

August 27, 2012
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NOTE: Metacoda Plug-Ins V3 With Free Plug-Ins

Metacoda's Michelle recently wrote to me. I'm a fan of the Platform Admin blog, written by Metacoda's Paul; and I've long been a fan of Metacoda's Security Plug-Ins that offer a far wider and clearer window onto the complexity of SAS security me...
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NOTE: Security Metadata Tool Enhanced (Metacoda Security Plug-Ins)

October 6, 2011
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Back in April at SAS Global Forum (SGF) I wrote to say how I was impressed by the Metacoda Security Plug-Ins. SAS's security capabilities are not in question; the Metacoda Security Plug-Ins are a collection of plug-ins for SAS Management Console offeri...
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NOTE: Security Metadata Tool Enhanced (Metacoda Security Plug-Ins)

October 6, 2011
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Back in April at SAS Global Forum (SGF) I wrote to say how I was impressed by the Metacoda Security Plug-Ins. SAS's security capabilities are not in question; the Metacoda Security Plug-Ins are a collection of plug-ins for SAS Management Console offeri...
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