- what is ACT?
Answer: Instead of setting every permission explicitly, we use access control templates (ACTs).
- Process of creating the user, group and role?
Answer: Go to SAS Management Console–>Right click to Users Manager tab–>create New User/New Group/New Role
- How to create bulk of users in sas?
Answer: User Import Macros
Path: SAS-installation-directory\SASFoundation\9.3\core\sasmacro (Windows) or SAS-installation-directory/SASFoundation/9.3/sasautos (UNIX).
- What is Diff Between Group and Role?
You can’t assign permissions to a role
You can’t assign capabilities to a group.
You can deny permission to a group, but you can’t deny a capability to a role.
A group can be a member of another group, but a role cannot be a member of another role.
- What is diff. between Authentication and Authorization?
Answer: Authentication is the process of verifying the identity of a person or process within the guidelines of a specific security policy.
Authorization is the process of evaluating whether a particular authenticated identity has permission to perform a task (such as read or write) on a particular resource.
Example: Whenever you tried to login with SAS EG, first it try to authenticate with LDAP/AD, later it try to authorize with SAS Metadata whether the identity does exist in the Metadata.
- How to backup Metadata and configuration file?
Answer : SAS Management Console. On the Plug-ins tab, navigate to Environment Management then select Metadata Manager then select Metadata Utilities then select Server Backup. Then right-click Server Backup and select Backup Schedule/Backup Configuration.
- How to monitor the system by using nmon?
Answer: To collect 12 hours’ worth of data in 2-minute intervals, run the nmon command like this:
nmon -t -f -s 120 -c 360 (t- processes, f-filename, s-seconds, c- number count)
Also you can monitor the system(interactive mode) via shortcut key–> type nmon on the command line–>press h(help)–>then m(it will show memory status)/t(it will show you top 10 process)/d (disk i/o stat)
- What are the internal accounts for sas admin?
- Why do we use sasadm account?
Answer : sasadm account that has privileges associated with the SAS Metadata Unrestricted Users role.
- How to recover the sasadm password if you forget it?
- You’ll need to log on the SMC with an unrestricted user, if there are more than one unrestricted users in your team.
2.Go to Metadata server–>Locate adminuser.txt–>add any OS user id (Local or Domain account) into adminuser.txt–>Restart the Metadata server–>Go to the SMC User Manager and change the sasadm@saspw password (“update”): remember you cannot reuse the last 5 passwords. This change will be temporary, close this SMC session, launch the SAS Deployment Manager (preferably the one installed on the Metadata host) and select “Update Passwords”, connect with the sasadm@saspw credentials you have just modified then, in the “User Ids” selection panel, select “sasadm@saspw”
—>Specify the new sasadm@saspw password==>Restart the SAS metadata server and log on with the new sasadm@saspw credentials.
- How Many SAS Application Server you used?
Answer: We can used Nth number of SAS Application server depend on the server resource but by default there is only one (SASApp server).