We have SAS running on windows 2012 server and using Enterprise Guide to connect to the server. I am not able to see the mapped network file shares from SAS EG > SASApp > Files. I can see the local drives on the compute server but not the mapped drives. Is there any configuration to be updated in order to see the mapped drives from EG?
I am the defacto sas admin and I'd like to users access to the unix root directory rather than just their "home" folder which appears to be the default on the management console as I learned from this post that apparantly the default can be changed.
This would enable users to import files on the server using the import task wizard in Enterprise guide without the need to copy the file into their home directory. Also space is very limited in home for administrative reasons.
I don't see a problem with this since we have user/group Unix access rights defined for each user.
Would there be any problems associated with this? And if so could access be given to selected users?
On a correctly set up system, this will not pose any danger; it might be a bit inconvenient for J. Random User to navigate through the whole directory structure of the system.
Keep in mind that SAS is perfectly able to trash a system through using
data _null_; file "/unix"; put "xxx"; run;
if such a file is not protected against writing. And such action is not dependent at all on Enterprise Guide or SMC settings.
So the responsibility lies with the system admin to harden her system.
The "root" directory for "File" navigation is defined in the workspace server definition, so it is not that easy to differentiate between user groups. This would need a separate server definition.
May be you can create for users a soft link from their home directory to the root folder for them to be able to move files.
This way u can set it up for the users who have this requirement and maintain an inventory on which users have access to root directory directly, so that u can have control.
Since the home directory is viewable from EG, just create a soft link from home directory to the root directory.
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