Essential authorizations and parameters in the SAP® environment
Advantages of authorization tools
For the ABAP stack, authorization profiles can be created either manually or by using the profile generator. However, the use of the profile generator is strongly recommended, since manual administration usually results in misconfigurations of authorizations. The profile generator guarantees that users only receive the authorizations assigned by their role. Concepts, processes and workflows must therefore be adapted to the use of the profile generator. There is no choice for the Java stack; here the J2EE authorization mechanism must be used. The User Management Engine offers options that go beyond the J2EE standard.
If you use change request management in SAP Solution Manager, you can use the system recommendations in an integrated way. To do this, create an amendment in the system recommendations for the SAP hints to be implemented. To access the system recommendations, you must have permission for the SM_FUNCS object (ACTVT = 03; SM_APPL = SYSTEM_ REC; SM_FUNC =
, such as SECURITY).
The implementation of the time-space validation checks is carried out as an additional time-space filter. For selection criteria outside the valid time period, the message "Not authorised to display data from this time period" appears. However, if the selection criteria are partially within the valid time period, the documents that are outside the time period will be filtered out by the system without the user receiving a notice. In the example shown in the above figure, users of the BP-NRW Verifier Group would be left without comment when calling the vendor list for the period 01.01.2010 to 31.12.2014. This system behaviour can be somewhat irritating.
You use the RSUSR010 report and you do not see all transaction codes associated with the user or role. How can that be? The various reports of the user information system (SUIM) allow you to evaluate the users, permissions and profiles in the SAP system. One of these reports, the RSUSR010 report, shows you all executable transactions for a user, role, profile, or permission. Users of the report are often unsure about what this report actually displays, because the results do not necessarily correspond to the eligible transactions. Therefore, we clarify in the following which data are evaluated for this report and how these deviations can occur.
"Shortcut for SAP systems" is a tool that enables the assignment of authorizations even if the IdM system fails.
We will show you how to record permission checks on multiple servers at the same time.
We give you a guide to record permissions checks on certain application servers, but we also show you a way to use this feature centrally.