SAS Enterprise Guide: Shielding your EG project from Hound Dogs
Harsh Gajjar is SAS Business Intelligence (BI) and SAS Design Integration (DI) rising star in India. Today he is discussing how to keep nosy co-workers (lovingly referrer to as hound dogs) from disturbing your code or when you want to ensure changes are not made by accident to your neat, sweet, and complete SAS Enterprise Guide projects.
Post Author: Harsh Gajjar
Securing SAS Enterprise Guide Projects
Every BI professional must be acquainted with the SAS Enterprise Guide Project. However here I’m going to discuss about the issues related to securing your process flow from unauthorized access. We are quite aware of the fact that the metadata security and permissions enable a user to restrict the access of data to specific people. (viz. SAS Admin ). However the metadata does not restrict a person from peeking into someone’s process flow or project to get some idea.
Use Built-In Password Protection
SAS Enterprise Guide 4.2 has availed a facility to restrict the access to Project through password Protection.
Click on project Properties-> Security and type the desired password. Another window appears to verify your Password. Then Save the Project. Now if anybody opens the project.egp file in SAS EG then the following window appears:
Thus in this way one can ensure that their programming logic and methodology are secured and restricted.
Similar kind of strategey employed in case of BASE SAS foundation 9.2. Here read = xxxx and alter = xx renders restriction on reading and altering the datasets.
This was my first post in SAS business Intelligence World. Leave some comments below if you have some questions.
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