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SundeepK
Obsidian | Level 7

Hi All,

 

I have all my users on Active directory/Linux. Is there a way whenever new user come in, can we automate the user addition directly into SAS SMC.

 

Appreciate your help...!

 

Regards

Sandy

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gwootton
SAS Super FREQ
Yes, SAS provides sample programs you can schedule to do this.

Overview of User Bulk Load and Synchronization
https://go.documentation.sas.com/doc/en/bicdc/9.4/bisecag/n0l2hp5m00a1z2n1b598q4pknfih.htm
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NEFossum
Calcite | Level 5

If you automate this, do not connect to a named domain controller, if your company have multiple - use the load balancer in front. You do not want one single point of failure - been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. The named DC was down, and all users deleted from SMC 🙂

You may also want to look into the 3rd-party plug-ins for 9.4 from Metacoda, and their "Identity Sync": A New Perspective on Your SAS® Metadata – Metacoda

 

Now we just mark users for deletion while syncing, and do a manual verification before users are removed - you may not want to leave a lot of content "without owner" in your metadata.

MichelleHomes
Meteorite | Level 14

Thank you @NEFossum for mentioning your experience using Metacoda Plug-ins software. The Metacoda Identity Sync tag-delete feature is very popular and appreciated for the reason you mentioned and may avoid having to revert to a backup. 😎

 

@SundeepK if you would like to learn more about how the Metacoda Identity Sync Plug-in has helped other SAS admins, please have a look at some of the SAS Community threads:

 

If you are interested in trying out Metacoda Identity Sync Plug-in in your own environment, you can register for a 30 day free trial. There are many success stories where SAS customers have streamlined their user administration using Metacoda Identity Sync and some examples are:

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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