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Date:         Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:21:32 -0400
Reply-To:     Ya Huang <ya.huang@AMYLIN.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Ya Huang <ya.huang@AMYLIN.COM>
Subject:      Re: preventing users from copying sas programs
Comments: To: "Raithel, Michael A." <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>

How about ASP model? Set up a ASP server (SAS/Intrnet?) with SAS running background, user can access the application via net. Since they don't need SAS installed, you don't have to worry about the copying.

On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:07:03 -0400, Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM> wrote:

>Dear SAS-L-ers, > >Krishna posted the following: > >> My team has created a bunch od sas macros which we want >> users to excute but not be able to copy or read. SAS v9 has >> allowed us to disable reading. Any suggestions on how we can >> prevent the copying? Regards, Krishna >> > >Krishna, sure: make it company policy that users are not allowed to copy >your SAS macros and then advise them of that fact. Since it will then >be official company policy, they will be compelled to comply. > >Other than that, there is no way that I can think of to block your users >from copying your SAS macros. If they can access them, >programmatically, there is no way of preventing them from copying them. > >Krishna, best of luck in keeping your bunch of SAS macros secret! > > >I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future! > >Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not >reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or >methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes >only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or >applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so >at their own risk. > >+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ >Michael A. Raithel >"The man who wrote the book on performance" >E-mail: > >Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment > >Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, >Second Edition > > >Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes > > >+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ >The wise man carries his possessions within him. - Bias >+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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