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The UNIX Authentication API

The UNIX Authentication Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of predefined routines that provide user authentication, identification, and permissions verification for SAS when running in UNIX environments. The source files provide the ability to add site-specific behavior to the authentication/identification/permissions validations process.

The !SASROOT/utilities/src/auth/docs.pdf file describes how to implement custom authentication implementations, and documents the API itself. The document also includes an explanation of how SAS user authentication and identification integrates with authentication features provided by the operating environment. Administrators that need to implement custom behaviors should read the file and follow the instructions.

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