|SAS System Options for Encryption|
|Valid in:||configuration file, OPTIONS statement, SAS System Options window, SAS invocation|
|Operating Environments:||OpenVMS, UNIX, Windows, z/OS|
|Category:||Communications: Networking and Encryption|
|PROC OPTIONS Group=||Communications|
|NETENCRYPT | NONETENCRYPT|
specifies that encryption is required.
specifies that encryption is not required, but is optional.
The default for this option specifies that encryption is used if the NETENCRYPTALGORITHM option is set and if both the client and the server are capable of encryption. If encryption algorithms are specified but either the client or the server is incapable of encryption, then encryption is not performed.
Encryption might not be supported at the client or at the server in these situations:
You are using a release of SAS (before SAS 8) that does not support encryption.
Your site (the client or the server) does not have a security software product installed.
You specified encryption algorithms that are incompatible in SAS sessions on the client and the server.