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Introduction to the Metadata LIBNAME Engine

The Metadata Engine and Authorization

An administrator uses a product like SAS Management Console to set authorization. This security model is a metadata-based authorization layer that supplements security from the host environment and other systems. The metadata engine enforces the authorizations that are set in metadata, but it does not create or update any authorization. For more information, see the SAS Intelligence Platform: Security Administration Guide.

The administrator can use authorization in the following ways for member-level and column-level security:

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