SAS® Global Forum 2014 is now only a few days away, and I’m excited (and a little nervous) about presenting my paper Test for Success: Automated Testing of SAS® Metadata Security Implementations.
SAS metadata security testing is a topic I’ve been contemplating for a long time now. For many organizations, metadata security is an important feature of the SAS platform. It enables them to control access to business resources described by the metadata and ensure their users can only use SAS applications to view and modify resources appropriate to their roles within the organization.
When metadata security is important, conducting security testing on a regular basis is important too. Regular testing allows an organization to feel confident in the security of their platform and to promptly detect deviations from a carefully crafted metadata security implementation. Many times I’ve seen accidental changes, or quick fixes, which had a detrimental impact on an installation’s metadata security. Without regular testing, Read More