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Data Controller for SAS® - Security


DC security is applied at the level of Table and Group. Permissions can only be set at group level. There are two parts to adding a user:

1 - Adding the user to the relevant group in SAS metadata

2 - Ensuring that group has the appropriate access level in the configuration table

For guidance with adding SAS users, see SAS Documentation.


In order to surface a table to a new group, simply add a record to the DATACTRL.MPE_SECURITY table. The library.dataset value should go in the BASE_TABLE field, the level of access (either EDIT or APPROVE) should go in the ACCESS_LEVEL field, and the exact name of the relevant metadata group should go in the SAS_GROUP field. The change should then be submitted, and approved, at which point the new security setting will be applied.