My customer wants to update the name of his metadata user.
In the user properties in SAS Management Console, this field is grayed out:
Customer found that when he requests properties of the user from the metadata folder /System/Security/Users, he *can* modify the name:
Can he do this? Will it mess things up?
I remembered there was a discussion about this a while back and a SAS employee mentioned that the user name is used as an "effective foreign key" for external-to-metadata systems which is why changing the name from the user properties dialog was disabled in SAS 9.4. For more info see https://communities.sas.com/t5/Administration-and-Deployment/Change-name-in-User-Manager-in-SMC/m-p/...
They mentioned opening a SAS tech support to find out what was involved in propagating the changes.
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