About these papers: This is a series of five papers which together present a set of recommended practices for security model design in SAS 9.4.
In this part 1 of 2, you can find the overview and the main core principles and practices paper.
In part 2 of 2, you will find papers on core artefacts, and artefacts for deployments which include SAS Data Integration Studio and SAS Visual Analytics.
The central core principles and practices paper describes concepts which are fundamental to good security model design, such as:
The other papers in the series provide a brief overview, and describe artefacts that should be included in a SAS 9.4 implementation which includes SAS Data Integration Studio or SAS Visual Analytics.
About the author: David Stern is a Principal Technical Architect in SAS’s Global Enablement and Learning (GEL) team. He focuses on platform administration, especially security model design, and promotion and migration between SAS deployments.
About the GEL Recommended SAS 9.4 Security Model Design series of papers: This and the other papers in the series are a collection of principles and practical design recommendations which were developed over several years. Considerable portions of content were developed by SAS consultants in Denmark and the wider Nordic region, with contributions from the UK, Australia, the US and Germany. These papers have been widely reviewed and distributed within SAS, and we are delighted to share them with our community of users.