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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Replaceable Tokens

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This is a tip for those who use the Metacoda Security Plug-ins Batch Interface for scheduled automation of SAS® metadata security reporting, testing and identity synchronization. You will find this tip useful if you are using the same configuration values in multiple batch configuration or Identity Sync Profile (IDSP) XML...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Locate a Metadata Object By Id

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This tip was prompted by a question from a Metacoda customer who, having seen a SAS® metadata object id in a log file (e.g. A53GCFFH.AP00001D), wanted to quickly identify what SAS metadata object that id referred to. As a Metacoda Plug-ins user they have access to the Metacoda Metadata Explorer plug-in which supports simple...

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Duplicating or Copying SAS Groups and Roles

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. As mentioned in an earlier post, Duplicating or Copying SAS Access Control Templates, Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1 R3 also includes support for duplicating groups and roles in SAS metadata. This can be useful when you want to create a new group that is very similar to an existing group, or a role with a very similar … Continue...

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Duplicating or Copying SAS Users

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. As mentioned in my previous post, Duplicating or Copying SAS Access Control Templates, Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1 R3 also includes support for duplicating users in SAS metadata. Metacoda customers have often asked us for the ability to create a new user just like another user. Primarily, this is to give a new user the same, or …...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: hasPermissionCondition

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This post continues a series of examples on Advanced Expression-Based Filters for Metacoda Plug-ins. The recent Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1 R2 release added support for a new hasPermissionCondition boolean attribute that can be used in any filter bar on a table of Access Control Entries (ACEs), such as the ACE Reviewer. You can...

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Metacoda Auth Domain Reviewer Libraries Tab

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. Last year I posted some information about a new Metacoda Auth Domain Reviewer plug-in that was planned for Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1. That Auth Domain Reviewer is now available with the recent Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1 R1 release and you may notice that it looks a little different to the screenshots I posted back then … it …...

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Metacoda Auth Domain Reviewer

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. One of the new Metacoda Security Plug-ins features arriving in version 6.1 is the Auth Domain Reviewer. Like the other reviewers, this plug-in is used for investigating, documenting and testing how a SAS metadata security feature has been used within a particular SAS platform deployment. When I’m reviewing metadata security...

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Checking a SAS Setinit/License in Metadata

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. When I apply a new SAS license (setinit) each year, sometime I forget to also update it in metadata. I might not even remember until I get an email from the SAS platform itself: From: SAS Platform Subject: SAS Product Expiration Notification To: Me Your license for SAS product name on sas.example.com has expired. Please …...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: User’s Group Content Admin Permissions (Identity Permissions Explorer)

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This tip was prompted by a SAS Communities question which I hear from time to time, essentially “How do I find out which groups a SAS user is a Portal Group Content Administrator for?” It can be answered using the Metacoda Identity Permissions Explorer but involves a few steps so I will outline them here. … Continue...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Removing an Unwanted Auth Domain and Logins

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This tip details how to go about removing an unwanted Authentication Domain and all associated Login objects from SAS metadata. A need for this can arise when you have been temporarily (or accidentally/unnecessarily) added a second set of inbound logins for all of your SAS users and you decide you no longer need those extra...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Find ResponsibleParty Objects for a User

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. Sometimes you want to find all of the SAS metadata objects a user may be associated with. Where SAS applications have tagged a user as a ResponsibleParty, we can use the Metacoda Metadata Explorer with an advanced XMLSELECT style query to find them. Use the following query (including curly braces) in the Search field,...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Advanced Expression-Based Filters (Protected Object Reviewer)

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This post continues a series of examples on Advanced Expression-Based Filters for Metacoda Plug-ins, in this case for the Protected Object Reviewer. Here are some expressions that you may find useful to copy and paste into the filter bar of the Metacoda Protected Object Reviewer as a starting point for finding interesting...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Advanced Expression-Based Filters (ACE Reviewer)

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This post continues a series of examples on Advanced Expression-Based Filters for Metacoda Plug-ins, in this case for the ACE Reviewer. Here are some expressions that you may find useful to copy and paste into the filter bar of the Metacoda ACE Reviewer as a starting point for finding interesting sets of SAS Access Control...

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Did I add that CA Certificate to the SAS Trusted CA Bundle?

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. Sometimes I forget whether I’ve added our internal site root and intermediate CA certificates to the Trusted CA Bundle that SAS® Software applications use. Sometimes I also forget the command I can use to find out whether I did! As is often the case with my blog posts, by jotting things down here, I … Continue reading...