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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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Duplicating or Copying SAS Access Control Templates

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. When working with SAS® 9 metadata security, I often want to create an Access Control Template (ACT) which is very similar to an existing ACT. It may be that it will have a similar definition or permission pattern. It will usually have the same access controls applied to it for its own protection. It might … Continue...

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Adding Metacoda Custom Tasks Capabilities for SAS Enterprise Guide

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. When you install Metacoda Custom Tasks for use in SAS® Enterprise Guide® and the SAS® Add-In for Microsoft Office you may find you don’t see the new menu items you expected in the Tools menu: There are 2 main reasons why they may be missing: 1) the custom tasks could not be loaded, perhaps due … Continue reading...

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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 Plug-ins Tip: Compare Metadata Objects

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. One of the new additions in the recently released Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1 R2 is a Compare Metadata Objects feature. This is a something that several customers have requested, particularly for the comparison of SAS metadata security objects like ACTs, Users, Groups, and Roles. One of the most common requests was to be able to...

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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 Plug-ins Batch Interface Setup Utility

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This is a short post to let those readers who run or schedule Metacoda Plug-ins in batch know that, with the recent Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1 R1 release, we have published a GitHub repository to help with setup of the Metacoda Plug-ins Batch Interface. You can find this new repository, together with setup instructions, at...

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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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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: Locate Home Folder for a User

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. It is usually obvious where a SAS user’s metadata home folder (My Folder or private user folder) is – just look under /User Folders/ (or /Users/ in older SAS versions) for a folder with the user’s name. Sometimes, however, it can be a little trickier to locate: the user name may be cryptic or the … Continue reading...

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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...