The “Best Practices with SAS® 9 Metadata Security” presentation that I did at the SAS New South Wales User Group (SNUG) meeting in Sydney last week can be found on the SNUG web site at http://www.sas.com/offices/asiapacific/sp/usergroups/snug/archive/2010/presentations/PaulHomesQ22010.pdf.
In my presentation on Best Practices with SAS® 9 Metadata Security I mention a number of useful resources for more information. I don’t have enough time and space to list all of them in the presentation so I will list them here for those who are interesting in finding out more.
Resources for SAS 9.2
- SAS® 9.2 Intelligence Platform Security Administration Guide
- Available from http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/bisecag/61133/PDF/default/bisecag.pdf
- SAS® 9.2 Management Console Guide to Users and Permissions
- Available from http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/mcsecug/61708/PDF/default/mcsecug.pdf
- Be All That You Can Be: Best Practices in Using Roles to Control Functionality in SAS® 9.2
SAS Global Forum 2010 Paper 324-2010
- Available from http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings10/324-2010.pdf
- A Practical Approach to Securing a SAS® 9.2 Intelligence Platform Deployment
Jim Fenton & Robert Ladd
SAS Global Forum 2010 Paper 311-2010
- Available from http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings10/311-2010.pdf
Resources for SAS 9.1.3
- SAS® 9.1.3 Intelligence Platform: Security Administration Guide, Second Edition
- Available from http://support.sas.com/documentation/configuration/bisecag.pdf
- Best Practices for SAS®9 Metadata Server Change Control
- Available from http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/MetadataServerchngmgmt.pdf
- TS-760 Metadata Security and the DefaultACT in SAS®9
- Available from http://support.sas.com/techsup/technote/ts760.pdf
- TS-750 Securing SAS®9 Business Intelligence Content Managed in Metadata
- Available from http://support.sas.com/techsup/technote/ts750.pdf
I will make sure that all of these are also in my Reading List.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I will be doing a presentation at SAS Forum Australia & New Zealand 2010 titled Best Practices with SAS® 9 Metadata Security. The abstract for this presentation is as follows:
SAS® 9 metadata security is becoming increasingly more important as SAS® 9 platform installations continue to grow and evolve. With more content, larger user communities and a wider variety of application interfaces, time-poor SAS platform administrators are looking for better ways to manage security with their organisations valuable metadata and data resources.
Knowledge and use of current SAS® 9 metadata security best practices can be a key differentiator between stressed platform administrators and well organised administrators. One group might spend their time applying ad-hoc quick fixes and tracking down authorisation conflicts, whereas the other group will plan ahead to reduce day-to-day overheads and minimise the impact of change.
This paper will provide an outline of some of the key SAS® 9 metadata security best practices together with information on where to go to find out more.
Of course this is a large topic for the time available, and so the presentation will provide an overview with a few examples. My plan is that this blog will act as a companion to the presentation. I will post articles here that provide further information with links to online materials that should be useful to other platform administrators wanting to find out more about the topic.