WHY ACCESS CONTROL
To establish an efficient and consistent structure in the area of SAP authorization management, function-related role and authorization assignments are the be-all and end-all. In addition, the existing authorization concept must be constantly analyzed for changes and security-relevant errors through proactive monitoring. This prevents negative and highly security-critical effects on your entire system landscape. To make this task easier for you, Xiting provides you with a comprehensive analysis tool, the Xiting Role Profiler. In addition, you can perform a basic analysis in advance, which will also be the main focus of this blog. The goal is to show you SAP standard methods with which you can already independently optimize your authorization and role administration.
Is it necessary for your evaluations to select the blocked or invalid users? This is now directly possible with the extensions of the user information system. There is always a requirement to evaluate the existing users in your SAP system. Examples may include lists requested by auditors. In such a case, you naturally want to exclude invalid users and those with administrator lock from the selection. Up to now, you have had to perform various evaluations with the reports RSUSR200 and RSUSR002 of the user information system (transaction SUIM) and subsequently edit the lists. The findings may not have been accepted by the auditors as the lists were visibly manipulated, even if this manipulation was justified. You can now enter this selection directly. We will show you below how to search for users with password or administrator lock or exclude them from your selection.
Ensuring secure administration
Authorizations in SAP systems form the basis for Identity & Access Management. They enable users to access the applications they need to perform their activities. Since functional and organizational requirements are subject to change, SAP authorizations must be regularly checked and reworked. This is the only way to ensure that processes are mapped securely and completely correctly from a technical point of view.
In Step 2b (Customised Proposal Values), you must manually adjust the entries that you manually changed in the SU24 transaction in the initial release. This will start the SU24 transaction in upgrade mode, and you can step by step through all applications and match the changes. If you have created custom organisational levels (ormits), you must restore them at this point using the PFCG_ORGFIELD_UPGRADE report. The report must be called for each organisational level. Only the organisation levels that you create are displayed through the Value Help. SAP Note 727536 lists questions and answers about the use of customer-specific organisational levels.
During go-live, the assignment of necessary authorizations is particularly time-critical. The "Shortcut for SAP systems" application provides functions for this purpose, so that the go-live does not get bogged down because of missing authorizations.
In the first part on this topic, the focus was on the relevant processes and documentation.
The authorization check for the authorization objects PS_RMPSORG and PS_RMPSOEH runs as follows following a user entry: The system determines the organizational unit to which the user is assigned.