Guide to SAS user IDs and password rules


I love tables. As a writer, there's nothing more satisfying to me than distilling complicated information into neat rows and columns. That's one of the features that caught my eye in SAS User ID and Password Usage Rules. The other is its potential usefulness for SAS administrators who manage SAS servers and clients on multiple platforms.

This five-page guide defines the terms user, internal account and external account and provides brief explanations. Two tables summarize the rules for user IDs and passwords for each type of account across Windows, Unix and Linux operating systems. There are plenty of references to more detailed SAS software and operating system guides.

A short post about a short paper! But I'd like your feedback on how useful you find this kind of summary information, especially the tables.


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Christina Harvey

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Christina Harvey is an editor for SAS External Communications. She has more than 20 years experience as a technical writer and communications specialist for SAS.

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