Security for SAS Data Integration Studio
Overview of Security
In order to build and execute process flows in SAS Data Integration Studio, you must
have privileges such as the following:
• read and write access to the sources and targets in the job, as specified by the
operating system and other relevant systems such as database servers
• read and write access to the metadata for sources and targets in the job, as specified
on the SAS Metadata Server
• read and write access to folders in the Folders tree on the desktop
Typically, SAS Data Integration Studio users use the privileges that are granted to them
by a security administrator and do not set security attributes themselves. For example, an
administrator can set up the custom folder structure in the Folders tree and set
permissions on those folders. Most users simply save objects to those folders, without
setting any permissions on individual objects.
For details about setting up security, administrators should see the SAS Intelligence
Platform: Security Administration Guide. The "Permissions on Folders" section
describes how to set permissions on folders in the Folders tree. Under change
management, there are additional security considerations for users and administrators.
See “Working with Change Management” on page 47.
An Authorization tab can be displayed in the property windows for tables, libraries,
transformations, and many other objects. This tab can be used to view or update the
metadata permissions on these objects. In general, users do not set permissions on
individual objects, but this capability is available if needed. For more information about
using the Authorization tab, see the "Working with Permissions" chapter in the SAS
Intelligence Platform: Security Administration Guide.
Each user can control whether the Authorization tab is hidden or displayed in his or her
SAS Data Integration Studio session. To toggle the display of this tab, select Tools ð
Options from the menu bar. In the Options window, click the General tab, and then
select or deselect the Show advanced property tabs check box.
Main Tasks for Creating Process Flows
Here are the main tasks for creating process flows in SAS Data Integration Studio:
1. Start SAS Data Integration Studio.
2. Open an existing connection profile or create a new one that connects to the
appropriate metadata server.
3. Select a default SAS Application Server.
4. Add metadata for the inputs to a process flow (data sources).
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