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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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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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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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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 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...