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Chapter 7
Security Overview
Overview of SAS Intelligence Platform Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Authorization and Permissions Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Metadata-Based Authorization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Metadata-Bound Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Locked-down Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
External Authorization Mechanisms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Roles and Capabilities Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Authentication and Identity Management Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Single Sign-On in the SAS Intelligence Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Single Sign-On for SAS Desktop Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Single Sign-On for SAS Web Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Single Sign-On for Data Servers and Processing Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Overview of Initial Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Encryption Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Security Reporting and Logging Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Overview of SAS Intelligence Platform Security
The security features of the SAS Intelligence Platform offer the following benefits:
single sign-on from and across disparate systems
secure access to data and metadata
role-based access to application features
confidential transmission and storage of data
logging and auditing of security events
access control reporting
The SAS Intelligence Platform's security model cooperates with external systems such as
the host environment, the web realm, and third-party databases. To coordinate identity
information, SAS keeps a copy of one or more IDs (such as host, Active Directory,
LDAP, or web account IDs) for each user. This requirement does not apply to any users
for whom a generic PUBLIC identity is sufficient.
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