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New "Run As" functionality - "No service account available"

Started ‎02-02-2023 by
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After applying hotfix on Viya 3.5, users are no longer able to right-click a job/flow and select "run-as".

Error message displayed is: "No service account available":





This functionality for all users to be able to select "run as" has been removed as a security measure by SAS.



The Problem Note #69519 explains that you have to enable "group-managed service accounts" in order for specific users/groups to be able to select specific service accounts.

It refers to the documentation regarding "Allow a Group-Managed Service Account to Manage the Credentials for a Token Domain", but to me, this was a bit unclear.

So here's a step-by-step guide to set this up.


Suppose you have a service account you want users to be able to run jobs as.

User id on this service account is for instance "svc-user".


1. Logged inn as a SAS Administrator, Create a new domain by selecting "Domains" in the left-hand menu:

Screen Shot 2023-02-01 at 12.07.47.png


Type in an ID-name (runAsSvcDomain in this example) and select "Authentication token" as the Type.

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2. Create 4 new rules to allow the "svc-user" username to be able to access SAS Environment Manager and do the necessary steps, step 3 below.

The rules listed here has the domain ID-name "runAsSvcDomain" and the "svc_user" in them. You need to change this to fit your environment.


In this example, the rules you need to create are:

PrincipalType: User
Principal: svc-user
Permission: READ

PrincipalType: User
Principal: svc-user
Permission: Create,Read,Update,Delete

PrincipalType: User
Principal: svc-user
Permission: Create,Read,Update,Delete

PrincipalType: User
Principal: svc-user
Permission: Read


In reality, you create them in Environment Manager by selecting "Rules" in the left-hand-side menu:

For instance, the first rule you need to create looks like this:

Screen Shot 2023-02-01 at 12.28.07.png


After the 4 rules are created, you need to log in as the service user:


3. Log into SAS Environment Manager as the service user and go to "Domains" in the left-hand-side menu.


Right-click the domain you created (runAsSvcDomain in this example) and select "Credentials".

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Create a new credential where you select either single users or groups to be included in this domain. In this example, I select the group called "PerformanceTest":

Screen Shot 2023-02-01 at 12.35.22.png


The users you select, or the groups you select into this domain are the one who are now allowed to right-click a job/flow and select "run-as", and the only user they are allowed to select is the service-user "svc_user".



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