If you use conditional grants in SAS® Visual Analytics for row level security, then you might be interested in one of the enhancements available in our recent Metacoda Plug-ins 5.0 release. This new release adds support for automated metadata security testing of the permission conditions behind conditional grants. Conditional grants, sometimes known as row-level permissions or row-level security, allow you to grant limited access to a subset of data based on an expression. If someone is in a constrained group then they only get to see the rows where the expression evaluates to true.
If you’re using conditional grants to restrict certain groups of users to specific subsets of data then you’d probably be keenly interested in making sure those conditional grants remain in place. You wouldn’t want to discover at some future time that, due to unexpected changes in the permission conditions, those groups of users have been getting much broader access to data than should have been allowed.
We’ve enhanced Metacoda Plug-ins in version 5 to help people maintain the integrity of their permission conditions in the following areas: Continue reading “Testing Conditional Grants in SAS Visual Analytics”