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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 Identity Sync and Microsoft Security Advisory ADV190023

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. Those of you who use Metacoda Identity Sync may have already heard about Microsoft Security Advisory ADV190023. You may have heard about it from Stuart Rogers’ post on SAS Communities: SAS Viya The Importance of LDAP Encryption. Stuart’s article is about SAS Viya, but the Microsoft changes may have an impact on those...

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Reviewing SSL/TLS Certificate Chain for Active Directory Server

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. Sometimes when I am setting up, or helping someone setup, identity synchronisation between the SAS® platform and Microsoft Active Directory (AD), I run into SSL/TLS certificate validation issues. I am usually using Metacoda Identity Sync, but it can also happen when doing a sync with custom Base SAS code. Often the...

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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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Configuring Metacoda Identity Sync Utils for AutoCall

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. I needed to extract some SAS identity related metadata today using the Metacoda Identity Sync Utils on GitHub. That repository contains some macros we publish to help our customers and partners when they need to get hold of some identity related metadata in SAS tables for custom Identity Sync processing or other reporting...

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Java Look & Feel with SAS Management Console on Linux

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. As someone who specialises in SAS® metadata security, I spend a lot of time using the Authorization tab in SAS Management Console. I also use Linux a great deal. When I run SAS Management Console on Linux, I’ve noticed that the check box background colours on the Authorization tab don’t render correctly (for me at …...

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Following SAS GEL Security Rules with Metacoda Security Tests

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. If you’re responsible for managing SAS® platform security, and you haven’t seen them yet, then I’d definitely recommend reading Five papers on Recommended SAS 9.4 Security Model Design (part 1 & part 2) as published by David Stern, Principal Technical Architect from the SAS Global Enablement and Learning (GEL)...

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Auto Creation of Linux Home Directories for SAS Users

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. In a previous post I’ve described a method for configuring Active Directory Authentication for SAS® on Linux (with realmd). One of the packages that’s installed is oddjob-mkhomedir. This package normally handles any requirement for auto-creating home directories for those AD users on Linux. Unfortunately it doesn’t...

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SAS Platform Audit History: Options and Versions

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. Lately I have been looking at audit histories with the SAS® platform. This is to answer the “Who viewed/changed what and when?” type of question. The core support for this is provided by the SAS Logging Facility. Customizing logging for the many and varied SAS platform components across a distributed environment,...