Installation Instructions for Hot Fix P04004


Hot fix P04004 addresses the issue(s) in SAS Enterprise GRC 5.1_M5 as documented in the Issue(s) Addressed section of the hot fix download page:

P04004 is a "container" hot fix that contains the following "member" hot fixes which will update the software components as needed.

P03004  updates  SAS Enterprise GRC Administrative Tools 5.1_M5
P02004  updates  SAS Enterprise GRC Mid-Tier 5.1_M5

See What is a container hot fix? in the Hot Fix FAQ for more information about container hot fixes.

Before applying this hot fix, follow the instructions in SAS Note 35968 to generate a SAS Deployment Registry report, then verify that the appropriate product releases are installed on your system. The release number information in the Registry report should match the 'member' release number information provided above for the software components installed on each machine in your deployment.

The hot fix downloaded,, includes the updates required for all components listed above on all applicable operating systems. To apply this hot fix on multiple machines, you can either save on each machine or save it in a network location that is accessible to all machines.

Do NOT extract the contents of The hot fix installation process will extract the contents as needed.


  1. Files delivered in this hot fix will be backed up during the installation process. However, it is good general practice to back up your system before applying updates to software.

  2. You must have Administrator Privileges on your CLIENT or SERVER machine.

  3. All currently active SAS sessions, daemons, spawners and servers must be terminated before applying this hot fix.

  4. This hot fix should be installed using the same userid who performed the initial software installation.


Hot Fix P04004 must be installed on each machine where the updated components of the product, listed above, are installed. During the installation process you may see references to all operating systems for which updates are provided in the hot fix. The installation process will determine the operating system and which component(s) of SAS Enterprise GRC 5.1_M5 require updating on the machine. See SAS Note 44810 for more details.

The hot fix will be applied using the SAS Deployment Manager. By default, the SAS Deployment Manager will search in the <SASHOME>\InstallMisc\HotFixes\New directory for hot fixes to be applied, but will also prompt for a location if you have downloaded hot fixes to a different directory.

After downloading, follow the instructions for applying hot fixes in the SAS Deployment Wizard and SAS Deployment Manager 9.3: User’s Guide.

The hot fix installation process generates the log file

for example, IT_2011-10-31-13.18.21.log. Each attempt to apply a hot fix results in the creation of a new log file giving detailed information regarding the installation process.

Postexec log files are created after the installation is completed and identifies the files that were added, backed up, changed and removed. These log files include the ‘member’ hot fix id in the name of the file and are also written to the <!SASHOME>\InstallMisc\InstallLogs directory. There is one postexec log for each ‘member’ hot fix applied (member hot fixes are listed at the top of these instructions).

The content of this hot fix is listed in the hot fix manifest.


For each product installed, click the link to be redirected to post-installation instructions.

P03004  updates  SAS Enterprise GRC Administrative Tools 5.1_M5
P02004  updates  SAS Enterprise GRC Mid-Tier 5.1_M5

P03004  updates  SAS Enterprise GRC Administrative Tools 5.1_M5


P02004  updates  SAS Enterprise GRC Mid-Tier 5.1_M5

Re-build and Re-deploy Web Application

This hot fix requires that the WebApp be rebuilt and redeployed. Use the following steps to perform this post-installation task:

Step 1: Re-build Web Application

In order for this step to execute correctly, the Metadata Server must be running.

1.1 Invoke the SAS Deployment Manager 9.3

From the SASDeploymentManager directory launch
SAS Deployment Manager is installed in the following default location:


1.2 Select a language in the Choose Language box

1.3 Select Rebuild Web Applications

1.4 Select Configuration Directory or Enter the Configuration Directory and Level that needs to be updated

1.5 Specify Connection Information, including the sasadm User ID and Password

1.6 Select Enterprise GRC MidTier 5.1 as the Web Application to Rebuild

1.7 Verify the information on the Summary screen and select Start

1.8 Select Finish when the deployment is complete

This process will update the Enterprise GRC MidTier 5.1 ear in <SASCONFIGDIR>/Web/Staging.
A backup of the original ear file will be placed in the directory below:


Step 2: Re-deploy Web Applications

Re-deploy the web applications based on the instructions for the web application server you are using.

Clean up the Application Server cache. Please contact your Administrator for detail steps specific to your application server.


  1. Please see SAS Note 54281 and SAS Note 54282 for recommended changes to the SAS Enterprise GRC workflow and notification templates.

  2. The system can now be configured to hide the allocation/monetary breakdown tab in the incident wizard using a new option “monitor.incidentMonetaryBreakdown.enable”. To disable this tab, set the following properties in
    monitor.incidentAllocation.enable = false
    monitor.incidentMonetaryBreakdown.enable = false

    By default, both values are true. A restart of the SAS Enterprise GRC MidTier server is required for this change to take effect.

  3. A new configuration option has been added to allow users to delete accepted tests. To enable this behavior, set the following property in
    monitor.controlTesting.canDeleteAcceptedTest = true

    By default, the value is false, and accepted tests cannot be deleted or unloaded.

  4. As part of security fix to prevent cross-scripting vulnerability, please update file and add the property “monitor.http.xframeoptions” with one of the following values:
    SAMEORIGIN - only allows current site to frame content
    ALLOW-FROM uri - only allows the page to be framed from the specified origin (may not be supported on all browsers)
    DENY - prevents any domain from framing the content (not recommended)
    none - turn off header, do not set any value (default)

This completes the installation of hot fix P04004 on Windows.

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