SAS/CONNECT has the following changes or enhancements in this release:
new features and enhancements for server sign-on and Compute Services
enhancements for Remote Library Services
|New Features and Enhancements for Server Sign-On and Compute Services|
When the SIGNON INHERITLIB= option is used with the SASCMD= option and the RSUBMIT INHERITLIB= option is used with the RSUBMIT SASCMD= option, and the client session and the server session attempt to access the same SAS file concurrently, only one of the sessions might be able to access the file.
The -LOGCONFIGLOC system option in a SAS invocation activates the SAS logging facility for a SAS/CONNECT session.
The SIGNON AUTHDOMAIN= option and RSUBMIT AUTHDOMAIN= option provide a convenient way to obtain the SAS metadata-based user credentials rather than having to explicitly supply them during server sign-on.
E-mail is a new supported value for the SIGNON NOTIFY= option and the RSUBMIT NOTIFY= option. New code examples are given for enabling and disabling notification in an asynchronous RSUBMIT.
The SIGNON SUBJECT= option and RSUBMIT SUBJECT= option are available when notification via e-mail is also specified.
An additional server sign-on method is provided for SAS/CONNECT: Sign-on to a server that is defined in the SAS Metadata Repository.
The SIGNON SERVER= option and RSUBMIT SERVER= option offer a convenient way to obtain the server sign-on properties that are associated with the SAS Application Server without having to explicitly supply them during server sign-on. The SAS Application Server contains a SAS/CONNECT server component in its grouping.
|Enhancements for Remote Library Services|
When using the LIBNAME statement and the SASESOCK engine to specify an alias for an implicit port, you must have access to a SAS metadata repository.
The descriptions of the syntax for the SAS/CONNECT statements are more readable and accessible than in previous documentation releases. More extensive information is provided for restrictions, examples, references, and interactions with other options in SAS/CONNECT statements.
Improved illustrations show SAS/CONNECT programming services Compute Services, Remote Library Services, and Data Transfer Services.
Although a brief summary of the SAS security technologies is provided, detailed information about SAS Proprietary, SAS/SECURE, SSL, SSH, and the networking and encryption SAS system options, is relocated to Encryption in SAS. Here are the relocated system options: