Who's who in your SAS metadata environment


Subtitle: An accounting of accounts which, by all accounts, you should hold accountable.

With the introduction of the SAS metadata server for use with SAS Business Intelligence, the role of the SAS administrator became more important. In SAS 9.1.3 a number of new standard "accounts" -- user IDs that serve a specific purpose -- were introduced. You had to have these accounts in place before installing and configuring SAS. In SAS 9.2, the process for creating and using these accounts was simplified quite a bit.

Don Henderson created a tip for sasCommunity.org as a caution against overusing the "sasdemo" account. The SAS deployment process encourages the use of sasdemo as a way to exercise your environment the way an end user would, without having to designate a specific "guinea pig user" in your organization. But the use of sasdemo should not go beyond that. Don warns against the practice of using sasdemo to create/maintain production-level content. For real work, you should use real accounts that are backed up by real people.

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Chris Hemedinger

Director, SAS User Engagement

+Chris Hemedinger is the Director of SAS User Engagement, which includes our SAS Communities and SAS User Groups. Since 1993, Chris has worked for SAS as an author, a software developer, an R&D manager and a consultant. Inexplicably, Chris is still coasting on the limited fame he earned as an author of SAS For Dummies

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